The Links Medical Practice welcomes all new patients who live in the surgery catchment area.
Patients currently on Medication .
If you are currently on medication please ensure that you obtain a 6 week supply from your previous GP in order to ensure that you have adequate supplies while the registration process, ( including the transfer of your medical record to this surgery) is completed.
How to Register
To register as a patient at the Surgery, you must live within our catchment area (see below) although this regulation is under review. You should come along to reception where you will be given the appropriate forms to complete (these can also be found on the website under 'registration forms') and advice of what information we need, which is:
your full previous GP name and address including post code.
NHS number which is on your medical card. If you do not have your NHS card please contact your previous GP who will be able to give you your NHS number.
Photo ID if over 16 yrs (driving licence/passport)
proof of address (utility bill dated in last 3months- under PCT guidance a mobile telephone bill is not acceptable)
if new to the UK evidence of the 'right to remain'
You MUST be registered at the surgery before making an appointment. Please remember to make a separate appointment for each person to be seen.
There are a number of forms to complete but if you have any difficulty please ask a member of staff to assist you.Once the forms have been completed in full the computerised side of the registration takes 48 hours to finalise.
Please note that this practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition. The process is completed according to the requirements of the Primary Care Trust Registration department.
Please see maps in the Contact details section of this website.
Downham Surgery Practice Area
Please note that this area has been extended to include Coniston Road, Belgravia Gardens, Ambleside, Ashgrove Road, Warren Avenue, Madeira Avenue, Hillbrow Road, Elstree Hill, Lullington Gardens, Bracken Hill, Park End, Grasmere Road, Oaklands Road, Spencer Road and Blyth Road.
Mottingham Surgery Practice Area
The Links Medical Practice
Notification of a change to the Mottingham site Practice Boundary.
New ‘Outer Boundary’ as from 1.8.2012
Please note that the following Roads encompass the ‘outer boundary’ for this Practice:
You will see that the roads are all in the Mottingham site catchment area and have been requested and agreed by the Primary Care Directorate.
Patients in this area may register at this practice.
Thus any patient living in this area or who moves from the current catchment area or inner Boundary’ may remain at this Practice.
The distance for the Drs to travel to visit is further and if the Drs feel that the medical requirements of any patient that lives in the outer boundary cannot be met by this Practice then the patient will be advised to register at a more local surgery. This would be a Partners decision.
Please note that there is no change to the Downham Site boundary.
Practice Manager On behalf of the GP Partners.