New Patients

Temporary Suspension of New Patient Registrations

Updated Wednesday 7th June 2023

Hollow Way Medical Centre has temporarily suspended new patient registrations on grounds of patient safety, because of sickness and vacancies within our clinical team.

We have agreed with our neighbouring surgery, St Bartholomew's Medical Centre, that they will accept prospective patients, provided they live within their surgery catchment area. To register, please follow this link (registration is online - no paper form needed):

We will make a further announcement once this temporary suspension of new patient registrations has been lifted.

Hollow Way Medical Centre

Register as a New Patient

In order to receive care from a GP you must register with the practice, which you can do electronically. Please fill in the forms and send them with a form of Photo ID and a Proof of address to email. Please ensure you send all the documents. Your registration will normally be confirmed within a week, or sooner if you need to see a GP more quickly.

  • a Family Doctor Services registration form (GMS1)
  • a New Patient Health Questionnaire
  • Summary Care Record - Your choice
  • Patient telephone numbers and email addresses
  • Children immunisations  

Once you have registered with us, Primary Care Support England will send us your medical records from your previous GP. Children under 16 need to be registered by their parents.

Named Accountable GP

All patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice. Please contact the practice if you wish to know who your named GP is. Patients can see any GP in the practice, and if you have a preference as to which GP is your named GP, we will try to accommodate this.

Practice Area

Please click here for a map showing the inner and outer boundaries.

The "inner boundary" practice area (darker purple) is bordered on the west by the Rivers Cherwell and Thames and the Eastern Bypass and A4074, on the north by St Clements and London Road, on the east by the Eastern Bypass and Garsington Road (B480), and on the south by Grenoble Road.

It includes the localities of Cowley, Wood Farm, Blackbird Leys, Littlemore, Rose Hill and Iffley, as well as the parts of Headington south of London Road.

Patients can register as new patients within the "inner boundary" (darker purple) and existing patients who move within the "outer boundary" (lighter purple) may remain registered at the surgery. The outer boundary includes the localities of Barton, Garsington, Headington, Horspath and Sandford.

Check if your address is within our boundary


Practice Boundary

Your address is within the catchment area.
Your address is outside of the catchment area.
Address not found.

Please note, you will need to come into the practice with valid ID in order to facilitate prompt completion of your registration.

Temporary Patient Registrations

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.

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

Disabled car parking spaces are located next to the main front door for blue badge holders, with level access to the building. There is wheelchair access to all patient areas with a lift to the first floor. Disabled toilet facilities are located on both ground and first floors. There is an induction loop system available on reception. Signposting is clear and non-obstructive. Our practice leaflet is available in larger print for those patients with sight problems. Guide or other assistance dogs are welcome in the surgery. Please let the receptionist know if you need any additional help.