Join the practice

A Warm welcome from Swiss Cottage Surgery

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.



To register, you will need to complete two forms – a GMS1 form and a New Patient Questionnaire (Adult). To register a child, a GMS1 form and a New Patient Questionnaire (Child) must be completed. If you are unable to print and complete the forms in advance, you are welcome to collect them from the Practice. Please return the completed forms in person at one of the times specified above, bringing one proof of residency within the practice area and one photo ID.

The following ID must be supplied before registration can be accepted:

  • One proof of residency within the practice area (e.g. rent book or utility bill. Bill must be dated within the last three months. Mobile phone bills not accepted)
  • Current medical card or substitute GMS1 form, available from reception.
  • National health service number
  • Completed practice questionnaire, available from reception
  • Photo identity.

It is the policy of this surgery to ask the above of every person wishing to register.


Your Named GP

The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.

We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.

You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.


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Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

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