How to register

We have an open list and warmly welcome requests for registration from patients currently living or moving into the area.

See more about our practice area.

NHS REGISTRATION FORM is available by:

If you need help completing the form, please ask. The registration form will have a brief health questionnaire included, we would be grateful if you could complete this. When returning the forms, please bring a form of ID with you showing your address (this does not have to be your current address if you have recently moved) e.g. driving license or utility bill.

We offer and recommend a FREE health check appointment for all new patients.

New Babies: Parents of new babies are advised to register the child as quickly as possible. The Registrar of Births should issue parents with an FP58 form and this should be passed to the Health Centre promptly. The Health Visitor/Community Nursery Nurse will be happy to take the form to the receptionist.   To register a new baby you can Print the  New Baby Registration form REGISTRATION – BABY – NEW PATIENT and  pass this into the Health Centre along with the birth certificate and a form of parent/guardian ID.

Temporary Residents: If you are temporarily staying in the area we can register and treat you as a “Temporary Resident”. If you are likely to be here for 3 months or more it is probably worth registering and we can have your records transferred. See the “Other Information” page for details details on medical care for visitors from abroad.

Choice of Doctor: Whilst patients are nominally allocated to a GP partner based on an alphabetic split of the practice list, all patients are registered with the GP team as this gives you as the patient a choice of practitioner (e.g male or female). You may have seen in the media that from April 2014 patients aged 75 and over will have a “Named GP” and there is a leaflet available at reception explaining exactly what this means. If you are aged 75+ “Named GP” is the same as your “Registered GP”. Registered GP allocations are nominally made based on an alphabetic split of surnames. Currently the alphabetic allocations are made as follows:

KINGSKERSWELL A to C = Dr Anna Kennaird; D to J = Dr Nick D’Arcy; K to Q = Dr Richard Sanford; R to Z = Dr Paul Melling

IPPLEPEN A to D = Dr Sally Roberts; E to J = Dr Phil Windless; K to Q = Dr Hannah Oliphant; R to Z = Dr John McCormick

No matter who your Registered / Named GP is you can see whoever you want to see in the GP team.

Parking & Prescriptions: This medical practice operates from two modern health centre premises both with free patient car parking and prescription dispensing facilities. Ipplepen Health Centre has an in house prescription dispensary and Kingskerswell Health Centre has an independent pharmacy on the premises.

Foreign Languages: Both health centres can arrange access to interpreters who can assist patients who do not speak or understand English, or for whom English is a second language. The interpreter is available via telephone and as additional consultation time will be required some advanced notification would be appreciated.