To Register for an NHS GP in Reading follow these steps:
You don't need:
If you haven’t registered with a GP in Reading before, we recommend using our online registration form. It’s important to complete the form accurately to ensure your registration gets accepted.
Once you’ve registered, you will be offered a free new patient health assessment. This allows you to take actions to reduce your risk of developing serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of dementia.
Your new patient health assessment includes a health questionnaire, a check to ensure any repeat medications are up to date, in-person observations (such as measuring your blood pressure, pulse check, and BMI), blood tests (if clinically necessary and you’re aged between 40 and 74), and a consultation with a healthcare assistant to discuss your overall health and wellness.
At the end of your assessment, you’ll receive personalised advice to help you enjoy a healthier life for longer. And if needed, we can also book you in for a follow-up consultation.
No. You cannot be registered with two NHS GP surgeries at the same time. When your registration with Westwood Road Health Centre gets accepted by the NHS, you will no longer be registered at your previous NHS GP surgery.
Yes, students in Reading can register at Westwood Road Health Centre. You should register with a local GP if you’re a student and you spend the majority of your time at your university address. You can then get quick and easy access to care when. This is particularly important if you have a long-term health condition and need regular medication reviews.
You can register with Westwood Road Health Centre Surgery using our easy online registration form.
You need to register with a GP before you can get an appointment at a GP in Reading. However, in some cases, you can be registered as a temporary patient for up to 14 days and receive care despite not being a permanent patient.
No. You do not need to know your NHS number to register with a GP. Your NHS number is used to help identify your medical records, so your registration may be processed quicker if you do know it. However, we can still find your records without your NHS number. It’s important to complete the online registration form accurately to prevent delays with your registration.
Filling out the registration form itself should only take a few minutes.
After that your registration is processed by the GP Surgery (usually within 2-3 working days).
Finally your registration has to be confirmed by NHS England.
The NHS states it can take 10 to 14 days to process your information and transfer your medical record from your previous NHS GP surgery (if you have one) to GP Reading (Westwood Road Medical Centre).
However, the process is often faster than this and can take as little as 2 to 3 days to be completed.
No, you do not have to pay to register with an NHS GP - anyone who lives in England can register with an NHS GP for free.