Silverbirch Medical Practice, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Registering with us

Patients who wish to register with the practice need to provide us with their signed medical card which formally indicates that they wish to join this practice. Our GPs will also sign the card to acknowledge that they are happy to accept the patient onto the practice list. Any patient who cannot find their medical card will be issued with an HS200 form. Completion of this form will provide the information the Business Services Organisation (BSO) need to process the application and to trace previous medical records. You can download the HS200 form below and bring it with you or collect one from reception.

When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. This form can also be downloaded below or collected from reception and should be completed at the time of registration.

When registering, we will also need you to bring along:

  • Photographic proof of your ID, eg: passport or driving licence.
  • A utility bill or bank statement with your name and current address.
  • Details of any repeat medications you are being prescribed by your current GP.  A copy of your current repeat prescription request form or a verified printout from your current GP Practice will be required.

Registration form downloads

  1. HS200 - Application for patients wishing to transfer GP within Northern Ireland or transferring from Great Britain 
  2. HSC-R1 - Application to register with a GP practice for eligible visitors or persons taking up ordinary residence in Northern Ireland
  3. New Patient Medical and Health Summary Questionnaire
  4. Carer's Registration Form - If you require a carer please fill in this form if you wish to allow them to discuss your medical care with staff in the practice
  5.  SMS Text Messaging Service - when registering with us we would encourage you to register for our SMS text messaging service to help us provide you with the most efficient and convenient service

Change of personal details

If you change your name, address or telephone number please remember to inform the surgery. This may be done either by visiting the surgery, phoning us or downloading and submitting this change of personal details form (PDF file).

More about your Health and Care (H+C) number

Each person in Northern Ireland has a unique 10-digit H+C number. You will find this number printed on your medical card and on many letters you receive from the HSC. 

Non-registered patients

An appointment for immediately necessary treatment is only available to people who have incurred an accident or medical emergency at any place in our practice area and who require GP services. If the resulting condition is potentially life threatening an ambulance should be called using the 999 service.

In addition, if you are away from your normal place of residence and are staying within our practice area for more than 24 hours and less than 3 months, you may also request an appointment.

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