How to Join the Guildowns Group Practice

Live within boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.


Register at the Surgery in Person

We accept patients who move into the practice area. We do not normally accept patients who already have a GP in Guildford, but we do have a written submission process for those with appropriate reasons. Patients register with the Practice rather than with a specific doctor.

A condition of registering with Guildowns is that we store information about you on our computer system. See our Practice policies for more detail.

If you are thinking of registering with the Practice, please come in and speak to a receptionist.

Pre-Register Online

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to complete the 2 forms below. Please click on the links below and bring them to the surgery with proof of identity and proof of address, as stated on the form. This is a requirement on us from the NHS.



Temporary Residents and Foreign Visitors

UK patients away from home may register for "Immediately Necessary Treatment" or as "Temporary Residents" if they need medical assistance whilst staying in the practice area. Foreign nationals may register for private treatment if they need medical treatment whilst in the UK.


Change of Personal Details

Please help us to keep our records straight by letting us know if you change your name, address or telephone number. Unless there are special circumstances, we regret we cannot keep on patients who move out of the practice area.



Please go to the "STUDENT HEALTH CENTRE "area of the website for information about the easiest way to register.

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:

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