New Patients

Register as New Patient

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill or council tax bill.

Please click here to see if you are in our practice catchment area. 

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Notice for Patients:

Patients need to complete both the New Patient Registration Form & the New Patient Questionaire.

Completed registration forms (GMS1) and new patient questionnaires can be emailed to or posted to Grove Medical Centre, Borehamwood Shopping Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4PR. 

Due to staff shortages and increased administrative workload on the Practice, there is a delay to processing registrations. We currently estimate that the waiting period for new registrations to be processed is between 3-4 weeks. 

Please ensure that all fields on the forms are completed and that the registration form (GMS1) is signed and dated to avoid further delays. It is very important that you give us accurate contact details, including mobile number (or home phone if you do not have a mobile), email address and home address. Please send proof of address with your registration forms. 

We have been advised not to register patients who are already registered with another local Practice. Please speak with your current GP practice if you’re encountering problems that require resolving.

Named GP

From the 1st April 2015 all patients at The Grove Medical Centre will have a named GP. We will not be writing to patients to inform them of this.  You will be informed  who this is when you next see your GP or it will be present on any correspondence you may receive from the surgery.

If you wish to know your named GP you can always ask at Reception. Patients are still entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse at the surgery and the named GP can be changed to the GP normally seen.

Update Personal Details

If you change your name, address or telephone number please notify the receptionist as soon as possible. It is difficult for all concerned if we cannot contact you. Proof of ID will be required to support a change of name.

Please make sure we always have an up to date phone number. 

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 you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. 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

There is disabled car parking in the car park.

We have automatic doors for access for wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs.

We also provide a hearing loop for the use of the hard of hearing. Please ask our receptionists about this facility. There is a WC for disabled patients.