Choosing a GP
How to Register with a GP Patient Information Leaflet
You have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs and covers the area you live in.
Before you make a decision, you can compare practices you want to register with according to facilities, services, access and performance.
The GP practice must accept you, if they have an open list.
Find you nearest and most suitable practice at:
www.nhs.uk/Service-Search - type GP in the Find box and your postcode in Location, then press Search.
Practices will be displayed in order of distance from your address along with contact details, any user ratings and the registered number of patients.
Once you have made a decision on what practice you would like to be registered with you should contact them to ensure they are taking new registrations and you live in their catchment area.
A GP practice may refuse to register you because:
- They have no capacity to take on new patients and has therefore closed or capped their list.
- They will not accept patients that do not live within their practice boundary.
Refusals to register must be based on reasonable grounds. These must not relate to race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or a medical condition.
Please register with a GP at your earliest opportunity.
From time to time GP practices may decide to cap their lists.
This means the temporary suspension of new registrations. Existing patients are not affected and new-born babies and immediate family members living at the same address are exempt.
The decision will have been made to ensure that the practice can continue to safely provide NHS services to its currently registered patients.
GP Practices in Guildford and Waverley
The following GP Practices make up the NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG region. The practices work together to put in place local primary care services.
Click on the practice name to visit their website and then use the back button on your browser to return to this page.
If your practice has no website, please use the supplied telephone number to contact them.
Form - request online access to your Medical Record at Chiddingfold Surgery [pdf 100Kb]
Primary Care Networks in Guildford and Waverley
A primary care network (PCN) consists of groups of general practices working together with a range of local providers, including primary care, community services, social care and the voluntary sector, to offer more personalised, coordinated health and social care to their local populations.
Networks are normally based around natural local communities typically serving populations of at least 30,000 and not tending to exceed 50,000. This way they are small enough to maintain the traditional strengths of general practice but at the same time large enough to provide resilience, and support the development of integrated teams.
The table below shows the four PCNs in Guildford and Waverley and which practices belong to each.
|Primary Care Network||Practices within PCN||Clinical Director of PCN|
|Guildford East||Austen Road Surgery |
Horsley Medical Practice
Merrow Park Surgery
New Inn Surgery
St Luke’s Surgery
Villages Medical Practice
|Dr Larissa Han|
|North Guildford||Dapdune House Surgery|
Fairlands Medical Practice
Woodbridge Hill Surgery
|Dr Susan Denton|
|West of Waverley||Chiddingfold Surgery|
Guildford Rivers Practice
Haslemere Health Centre
|Dr David Triska|
|East Waverley||Binscombe Medical Centre|
Cranleigh Medical Practice
The Mill Medical Practice
|Dr James Jackson|
Locally Commissioned Services available at GP practices in Guildford and Waverley
Guildford and Waverley CCG commission a wide range of services through the NHS standard contract to ensure a thriving and successful primary care service which best meets the needs of our local population.
Local schemes aim to improve the quality of primary medical care services provided. They are designed and agreed based on local needs, data and current expenditure which are realistic and fair to all providers of the services in discussion between the CCG, LMC and the NHS England Local Area Team.
Locally Commissioned Services available at GP practices in Guildford and Waverley are as follows:
- 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Diabetes Annual Care Planning
- Drug Monitoring
- Frailty Initiative
- Minor Surgery
- Wound Care
- 12 Lead ECG
- National Diabetes Prevention Programme
Pharmacies in Guildford and Waverley (via NHS Choices website)
|Page updated:||1 November 2019|
|Next review due:||29 April 2020|
|Model Publication Scheme:||Class 9: The services we commission|