Register at the practice
*Please note during the current Coronavirus(COVID -19) situation we are unable to register any new or temporary patients*
Due to currently demand for services our surgery are unable to register any temporary/ new patients at this time. This includes students returning home from university. Priority at this time will be given to our own patients as it is assumed that you should be at your home address and cared for by your registered GP. We WILL NOT compromise any urgent care required but this will be on the day and telephone triaged before any care will be given. In the first instance and not to compromise care to our own patients we kindly as that you should be contacting your own GP Surgery and returning home. We will not issue repeat medication this MUST be requested to your own GP.
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at the Castlegate and Derwent surgery have a named GP who has the overall responsibility for your care and support but you are free to see any of our GPs at the surgery.
Do you live within our registering area?
We accept patients living within a large rural practice area (see above map), as well as Cockermouth town. If you would like to register with us please complete one of our registration forms that are available from reception or download the form using the links below.
Click here to download a new patient registration pack(Adults)
Click here to download a new patient questionnaire pack(Under 16)- Please remember to include your childs NHS number, this can be found in their red child health record book.
Please return all completed forms to our Reception along with a proof of identity:
- For adults proof of identity and a proof of address(see list below for guidance).
- For children(under16) birth certificate and proof of identity/ address for parent.
All patients are assigned a GP upon registration and will be offered an appointment for a simple registration medical with one of our nursing team.
Proof of identity
The following documents are acceptable:
- Passport (any country)
- UK driving licence photocard
- UK birth certificate
- EU national identity card
- UK identity card for foreign nationals (ICFN)
- UK ARC card
- UK Armed Forces ID card
- UK adoption certificate
- University of Manchester student ID card
Proof of address
A wide range of documents are acceptable, including some for people who have no settled address. The most common are shown below.
- Utility/phone bill *
- Bank/credit card statement *
- Benefit statement or payslip showing address *
- University accommodation office letter **
- If you do not have one of these, other documents may be acceptable. Please phone us to check.
* Must be less than 3 months old
** Must be less than 12 months old
Temporary patients *Unavailable at this time- see note above*
If you are a UK resident and you will be living in our practice area for less than 3 months, you can be treated as a 'temporary resident'.
Regular NHS care is available to UK residents only. If you are not usually resident in the UK then we can provide emergency care only.
Please note: all requests for medication MUST be made to your own GP.