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Registering as a New Patient

We regret we are only able to accept new registrations for patients who are new to the area, and who are not already registered with a local surgery.

Practice Area

Harborough Field Surgery serves the whole of Rushden and Higham Ferrers covering the NN10 postcode area except for those residing in the County of Bedfordshire e.g. Wymington.  We do not accept new patients residing outside of this area. Please click here to view our catchment area in a map format.


If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us please print off the online forms below or visit the surgery to collect a registration form. Once completed please bring along to the surgery and we will also require sight of identification and address confirmation documentation to establish whether you are entitled to full or temporary registration.  This will also enable us to confirm whether you are entitled to free NHS treatment.  For permanent English residents such documentation would include photo identification such as a passport or driving licence, and a utility bill dated within the last 3 months.  

Specific documentation requirements are available from reception for other applicants such as asylum seekers, overseas workers, overseas students, overseas visitors etc.

You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual doctor. However, when making an appointment, you may specify that you wish to see a particular doctor, and this will of course only be subject to availability.

Please note we only accept registration forms between the hours of 11.00-17.00, Monday to Friday.

Temporary 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 be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months at a GP local to where you are currently staying. 

This will allow you to be on the local surgery list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. However after three months, if you still require on-going care you will have permanently register with the surgery. 

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: