Balaam Street Surgery

How to register

Online patient registration

Our practice is offering online registration, this is open to all residents in Newham.

To register visit, enter your postcode and choose from the selection. You will be asked to fill a form and submit your personal information so we can register you. Your registration will be processed within 2 working days.

If you want to come in person to register, we will be happy to help you at the reception. Please check that your postcode is within our catchment area.

You do not have to show any ID or proof of address to register.

New Patient Registration

If you currently reside within our Practice Boundary you can begin your registration as a ‘New Patient’ by completing the GMS1 registration form AND the New Patient Health Questionnaire.

Please note our Practice Boundary area is E13 and is covered by the London Borough of Newham only.
Registering with our Practice – completing the GMS1 patient registration form
When filling in the registration form it is important that the form is fully completed to comply with the Health Authority requirements:

  • Previous surname (if any)
  • Town and country of birth
  • Home address with postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Previous address
  • Name and address of previous GP
  • If appropriate, date of arrival in the UK


  • Once the forms are completed and submitted please visit the surgery from 10am to 14:00 Monday to Friday
  • Once the form has been received and actioned, you will be given an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant (HCA).

Prior to booking a new registration appointment please bring in the following current documents:

  • One recent utility bill (which may include the current year’s council tax, electricity, water or gas)
  • Or a letter from your landlord or Housing Department to confirm your residency

Failure to provide documentation may result in the refusal of your registration.

You can only see the doctor once this registration process has been completed.

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

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.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.