Join the practice

Anyone resident in our practice area, including University students whose College or accommodation falls in the practice area (see map), is welcome to register with us. We encourage online registrations to make this simple.  There is a three stage process for registration at the practice. 

1) Please either submit the GMS1 form electronically by clicking here or if you prefer to download a registration form click here. This completed form can then be dropped off at the surgery at your convenience during opening hours.

join the practice

2) If you have consented to SMS notifications (click here if you have not), you will receive further practice registration documentation via SMS (with attachment) that needs to be printed and filled in. This is the second part of the process. Unfortunately, we are unable to process the registration unless all entries are completed on the form.  The practice will provide instructions within the SMS of how this form can be sent back to the practice.  If you would prefer to download a form for adults click here and for children click here.  You are welcome to drop off these forms at the surgery.  

3) To confirm your identification the practice will contact you to arrange a suitable time for a videoconsultation, or you can come to the practice.  Please bring a copy of your identification (passport, or driving license) with a proof of address.  

If you would like to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse following your registration, please see the section on our website on how to book appointments and request home visits.

Students registered with us who are at home on holiday can still book consultations with us by clicking on our online consulting tool to avoid the need to register as a temporary patient. We are only able to do home visits to your registered address.  All patients are allocated a "usual GP" on registration.

As part of the GP contract Patients aged 16 to 74 who have not needed to be seen in the surgery for three years or more can make an appointment for a consultation regarding their general health. Patients aged 75 and above who have not needed to be seen in the surgery for 12 months or more may also make an appointment for a consultation regarding their general health. Patients who have attended the surgery will have the opportunity to discuss their general health with a GP, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse.

Practice Booklet



Live within boundary area?

This is a long established practice, founded in the early part of the last century.  It is situated in the middle of the city, opposite St Catharine’s College and King’s College.  The practice area for the main surgery covers central Cambridge. Our branch surgery is situated in Hobson Square, Trumpington on Level 2 of the Clay Farm Centre.  If you are unsure as to whether you reside within our boundary please use the map below:


Named Accountable GP

All patients registered at the practice have been allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. If you wish to know your accountable GP please contact the practice. If you have a preference to which GP should be your accountable GP we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. If you do not wish to have a named accountable GP please contact the practice to let us know.


Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

Patient Guide to GP Services


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: