Buckfastleigh Medical Centre

Lines open: 8.00am to 6.00pm

How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area (see our postcode checker map below)

You can register by either:

  • completing a form available from reception
  • New Registration Form You will need to complete this by hand and bring it to the surgery.

You will need to provide 2 forms of identification (1 photographic and 1 proof of address) when you return your form or come to the Practice to register.

It will take 24-48 hours to get you on the system once we have received the forms. We are not able to issue repeat prescriptions until you have seen one of our doctors.

For patients taking regular medications or with known medical issues we recommend a health check appointment for all new patients.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse.

Online services

If you would like to sign up for online services please download and set up the NHS App.

Practice boundary

We are only accepting patients within our surgery catchment area.

Please use this map to see if you live within our practice boundary.

We accept patients living in the area from South Brent to Heathfield and from Dartington to Widecombe on the Moor.

Temporary patients

If you are not registered with a GP you will be unable to see one unless you have a serious emergency. In most other cases, calling 111 is a better option.

If you are not registered with a GP but need treatment at a GP Surgery you will need to complete a temporary registration form.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

Click here for further information on the NHS website

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 4th July, 2023