Anyone who is accepted as a new patient on the practice list must attend the Practice Nurse for a new patient check-up. This is to establish any details of significant medical history, repeat medication required and to carry out a health check. New patients who require repeat medication will be asked for consent to allow the practice to contact their previous GP or to access the NIECR system for details of their repeat medication. If the patient provides a mobile telephone number, they will also be asked to declare consent for the use of SMS text messaging in appropriate circumstances.
It is the doctor’s decision as to whether a patient will be accepted onto the list or not.