Registration and Practice Catchment Area

Registering at Happy House Surgery

Practice Boundary

The Practice has recently changed the area it take patients from.  The Practice boundary is broadly:

  • A19 to the West
  • A183 to the North
  • Ormond street, Barnes Park Road, Silksworth Lane, Essen Way, Tunstall Road, Tunstall Hope Road, Burdon Lane to the East
  • Burdon Lane to the South

Click here to see a map of the area:

(Areas near to but not included in our boundary are: Grangetown, Leechmere, Millfield, Pallion, Pennywell, South Hylton, Ryhope, Seaton and anywhere over the River Wear)

Registering at the Practice

You do not need to inform your current GP Practice that you wish to move.  You simply need to fill in a joining form (GMS1).  Each person joining in a family will need to fill in a form.  You can collect them from the Practice or you can print them out from the website.

Click here open up a new patient registration form on you computer.

Fill in as much of it as possible – don’t worry if you do not know your NHS number as we can request that for you.

Once you have completed the form, you will need to bring your form to the practice and deliver it to reception where we can complete the registration process.  You will need to have successfully registered with us before we can offer you any services.

When you register you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and you will be offered New Patient Health Check.  Please ensure you have enough medication to last a week when you join to allow us time to obtain your medication details from your previous GP.

Moving out of our Catchment Area.

If you are registered with us and  are moving outside of our catchement area (see above), unfortunately you will need to find a new GP nearer your new home.  We will look after your medical needs for 30 days, whilst you find a GP practice near your home.  Most GP practices have the same joining process as ours (see above).  If you require any medications please make sure you order sufficient, as you may not be able to order medications at your new practice straight away:  reception can help you with this.

To find Practices in your area, you can enter your new post code into the GP practice finder ont he NHS Choices website – you can click on the following link:

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