At St James Health Centre we are proud to serve our local community, but we understand that many people who work or study in the city find it challenging to see a doctor where they live.
This is why St James welcomes patients who do not live within our boundary. If you would find it more convenient to register with a doctor in the city, you can register with us today.
The map below shows the St James Health Centre contractual boundary. However we are accepting patients who live outside of this boundary. More information about choosing a practice can be found on the websites below:
You can register with St James Health Centre as a convenient practice just outside of the city centre near the Baltic Triangle area, so if you need to see a doctor during term time we're here to help.
We're open from 8am to 6.30pm so if you're working nearby you can get an appointment with a doctor, nurse or one of our specialists at a time that's convenient for you. No more rushing to appointments.
Before you can make an appointment or use any of the services we offer at St James Health Centre, we need to make sure you're a registered patient with us. This process can take a little time because we need to access the most up to date records available which are provided to us by your previous GP.
It's not possible to register online because we need to verify your identity.
If you do not have any proof of identity documents, are an asylum seeker, refugee, homeless patient or overseas visitor, whether lawfully in the UK or not - it's still possible to register. If you fall under one of the above mentioned patient groups, download one of the "How to register with a GP" patient leaflets from NHS.uk.
Here's a quick summary of the registration process so you know what to expect:
The first thing you will need to do is fill out a 'GMS1' form. It's only two pages and asks the basic information so we know who you are and helps us track your medical records. If you like, you can download a copy of the form to print and complete at home and bring it with you to the practice.
We'll ask you to come into the practice to confirm your identity. If you have documents such as a passport or driving license that can confirm your identity it will help to speed up the process.
When you come to prove your identity we might ask you to complete a health questionnaire form. These are great because they're very short but give us some really important info about your general health.
Once the paperwork is complete, we want to book you in for a health check. This is a chance for you to come see a doctor / nurse and get a basic health check up so we can make sure the medical records we've received are accurate and make sure you're happy and healthy!
Now that you're fully registered with us, it's a good idea to setup your online access so that if you ever need to order a prescription, book and appointment or just want to talk to one of our doctors digitally - you can do so!