Join the practice

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area. New patients must live within our practice boundary to be able to register with us - we do not accept patients who live outside this area. If in doubt, please check with Reception.

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Live within boundary area?

If you are living within our practice area please come to the reception desk and ask for a registration pack. Alternatively, you can download the necessary forms to register with the practice below.


To register at Riverside Medical Practice the following documents are required:

  • GMS1 Registration form available at reception, or to download here
  • New Patient Questionnaire (available to download further down this page)
  • Red Book/Record of immunisations for children under 5
  • On-line access form

Please note: we will need your last home address plus the name of the doctor and surgery address where you were registered. We cannot register you unless we have this information.

You will also be asked for 2 forms of identification. This is to prove your identity (photo) and show evidence of your address in Horsham. Please note we will photo-copy these documents for our records.

Identification documents we require are both:

  1. Photo Driving Licence or Passport (photo ID).
  2. Recent Bank/Building Society Statement or Recent Utility Bill in your name showing your Horsham address.

If you are unable to produce identification to prove your identity AND your address in Horsham we may not be able to register you.

Please note you will need to bring your completed forms with identification to the surgery in order for us to complete your registration.


Registration form downloads & Information


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, submitting this change of personal details form or by updating your record online (you need to be a registered SystmOnline user).

Please remember if you are being seen at the hospital to notify them of any changes.


More about your NHS number

Each NHS Number is a unique 10-digit number which is printed on your NHS medical card or will from now on be written on any communication you have had from the NHS.



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.


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: