Our practice list is open and we are accepting new patients that live within our practice area.
New Patient Registration
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. Please bring your medical card and photographic identification to reception.
We can receive and process these forms between 3pm and 5pm at our Donegall Road site, and between 11:45am and 12:45pm at our Finaghy site.
You will need to complete a registration form and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
All new patients are offered a health check with a doctor or our pharmacist to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking. Whilst your registration is in process you can avail of our bookable appointments if you have an urgent need that cannot wait until after your new patient appointment; our open surgery is less suitable until your medical history is known, as these appointments are short and do not allow sufficient time to gather a full medical history.
Please note the new patient appointment is primarily to collate your medical history and it may be appropriate to attend again thereafter with a Doctor to follow up on medical concerns.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration, in our bookable appointments. Please contact reception for further information.
If you live outside our practice area, we regret to inform that we are unable to register you with the practice; we invite you to check http://servicefinder.hscni.net/ to see what facilities are closer to you, and better placed to meet your needs.
NEW PATIENTS MEDICATION POLICY
We welcome all new patients to our practice; registration at this Practice and subsequent appointments with a Doctor are subject to you attending a registration appointment; this is to establish your needs, so that we can provide you with the best possible level of care.
Kensington Group Practice policy is NOT to prescribe the following drugs unless we have evidence from your previous GP or care provider. This is in the interests of safe, and appropriate prescribing. It would normally not be appropriate to provide a prescription where there is ongoing treatment being prescribed elsewhere.
Pregabalin or Gabapentin
Benzodiazepines :- Diazepam, Lorazepam, Nitrazepam, chlordiazepoxide, and similar medication
Morphine Derivatives :- Dihydrocodeine, Fentanyl tablets or patches, Buprenorphine tablets or patches, codeine, morphine, tramadol and other similar medication
Sleeping tablets :- Temazepam, Zopiclone (Zimovane), Zolpidem (Stilnoct), Zaleplon (Sonata), and other similar medication.
These drugs can be dangerous in some circumstances, and it may not always appropriate to remain on these long term. Your current medical conditions will of course be taken into account, but where there is no clear reason for treatment, or symptoms have improved or resolved, in some instances, it may be appropriate to commit to a reduction strategy.
It is our policy that Kensington Group Practice do not replace lost or stolen prescriptions or medications. It is your responsibility to keep your prescriptions, and medication, safe.
The practice will not tolerate deception or coercive behaviour in a bid to obtain medications; this may be reported to the appropriate authorities.