New Patients

Register as New Patient

Tangmere Medical Centre welcomes new patients from Tangmere, Boxgrove, some parts of Chichester, Oving, Westergate, Westhampnett and Halnaker. You can access an interactive Catchment Area Map by clicking on this link:

Please pop into the practice to complete a practice new patient questionnaire. These are available at reception. 

We will ask you to bring in two forms of proof of identity, one photographic, e.g. passport or driving licence, and one showing your current address, e.g. a recent bank statement or utility bill. These procedures are to prevent fraud within the NHS. 

Registrations at the surgery can take a week to be processed so please make sure if you take regular medication that you have enough to cover any delay in registering at our practice.

Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the practice. Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the practice.

If you are on regular medication, the Doctor will review this before you can collect your next prescription.

The practice has a non-discrimination policy for accepting new patients. There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away. If this is the case, simply choose another GP in your local area.

If English is not your first language, the practice has access to interpreters. Please inform reception staff and this assistance can be provided.

Organ Donation

From 20.05.2020 the law on organ donation has changed.

Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. You may also hear it referred ro as 'Max and Keira's Law'

This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.

Your family will still be approached and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected. 

these changes will affect all adults in England unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the following excluded groups:

  • Those under the age of 18
  • People who lack the mental capacity to understand the new arrangements and take the necessary action
  • Visitors to England, and those not living her voluntarily
  • People who have lived in England for less than 12 months before their death

We ask everyone to:

  1. Record your organ donation decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register
  2. Tell your family and friends what you have decided


Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice where you are staying. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The surgery has full, level disabled access to all public areas, including toilets and fire exits.

We also have a wheelchair available for patients to borrow when visiting the surgery. If you have brought someone to the surgery who needs to use this, please ask at reception.