New Patients

New Patient Registration

We welcome applications from new patients who live in our practice area. However, only patients who are housebound and live within the Burnley area (BB10, BB11, BB12) are eligible to receive a home visit.

You can either:

  1. Attend in person and complete a registration form, don't forget with you two forms of ID.
  2. Download a registration form below and email it to and you will need to sign the Opiate Prescribing Policy.

Once you have registered, you will be offered a full health check appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants, this will include a blood pressure check. You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire so we can ensure that your records are accurate and up to date whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive. 

You will be entitled to specify which doctor you would prefer to be treated by, but as you can appreciate we are a large practice so this is not always promised as patients are registered on a practice list rather than under individual GP's.

Please contact reception for further information.


Non-urgent advice: Please input your postcode below to check if you are in our catchment area

To ensure that GP practices do not take on too many patients, each GP practice is assigned a geographical area called a catchment area.

From time to time, the boundaries of each catchment area may change according to population changes in the area. 

Some GP practices have opted into a scheme where they can accept patients that live outside the catchment area. This gives people more choice about where to register. You must contact the GP practice directly to find out if it has opted into this scheme. 

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Opiate Prescribing Policy

Burnley Group Practice are currently revising our prescribing practice to ensure the ultimate safety to all of our patients. We now run a well-established pharmaceutical team who deal specifically with prescription related queries, and to ease communication with patients. 

We adopt a strict opiate prescribing policy for new and current patients within Burnley Group Practice. New patients will be required to sign an opiate agreement, which includes a review within TWO weeks of joining the practice, to assess the appropriateness and dosing of the opiate medication. These reviews will be booked with a clinical pharmacist or GP at Burnley Group Practice. In some circumstances a prescription may be deemed inappropriate, in which case a reduction plan will be initiated. 

We also do NOT issue medicines such as Benzodiazepines (e.g Diazepam or Gabapentin), or any sedative medication for insomnia such as (Zopiclone, Zolpiderm) on a long term basis. Any patient on such medication will be required to sign an agreement, for review and appropriate management of these medications. It may be deemed that such medicines are inappropriate; in such cases reduction plans will be commenced.

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are taken ill or need medical assistance while away from your home town or if you are not registered with any other practice, you are entitled to see a GP as a temporary patient. This is only for a period of up to three months, any time after this you will be required to either return to your usual GP practice or register as a permanent patient. 

We are obliged to offer you emergency treatment should you need it, however you are unable to register as a temporary patient if the GP practice you are already registered with is in the same town/catchment area. 

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The St Peters site can be accessed via travellator to the first floor main St Peter's Centre reception then take the blue lift to the 3 rd floor. Or from the ground floor take the orange lift.

There are no stairs, however if you are unable to use the lifts please go to the main reception or ask the volunteers for assistance.

Our Kiddrow Lane site is a single story building with disabled access.

Our Manchester Road site is on two flors but has disabled access, if you are making an appointment at Manchester Road and are unable to use the stairs, please mention this to the receptionist at the time of making your appointment

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Please click here to get directions.