Beech Hill Medical Practice

Wigan GP Alliance (Out of Hours)

01942 482848

How to register

We welcome new patients who wish to register with us and who live within our practice boundary.  Requests to join the practice should be addressed to the receptionists who will give you the relevant information and forms to complete. In order to register at the practice you will need to submit 3 forms of identification, please see the list below (one document must be photo identification and 2 must confirm your address), for example:

  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank/Building Society Statement(s)
  • Mobile Phone Bill
  • Letter from Benefits Agency
  • Papers from the Home Office

Once all forms are completed you are required to attend for a mandatory new patient medical examination with our Health Care Assistant, after which you will be registered at the practice.

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

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.

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.

A Patient Guide to GP Services

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 30th June, 2020