New Patients: The Howden Medical Centre Pinfold Street Howden East Yorkshire DN14 7DD. Tel: 01430 430318

Howden Medical Centre

Pinfold Street
DN14 7DD

NHS Provideing NHS Services#

New Patients


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Our list is open. All patients are registered with Howden Medical Centre and not with a particular GP.

You will be able to ask for a health professional of your choice. When you  first register with us, you will have the opportunity to attend a health interview with a doctor or nurse.

Equality & Diversity..

The Practice is committed to eliminating discrimination, harrasment and victimisation. We aim to advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different parts of the community

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We are using a new online service  that makes it easy to register with this GP surgery. Just fill in the quick online form to start the process - (Register Online button below). You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number. The service is designed and run by the NHS, so your personal information is safe. It cuts our administrative workload and makes it easier for you to register.

Paper forms are still available if you need one (see Supporting Documents below). Contact our reception team at the practice if you need help. Also, there is a New Patient Form which will help us understand your medical history 


Our Practice Area

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Temporary Residents

If you are staying in Howden area, we are happy to see you in our normal surgery appointments, either with doctors or nurses.

You will be asked to complete a simple form, recording your own doctor as well as your permanent or temporary address. If you are staying more than 3 months, you should register as a permanent patient.

A copy of our temporary resident form can be downloaded and printed from the link below.

Visitors from abroad are welcome. European and Commonwealth residents can expect full access to free NHS emergency care. Some countries do not have such arrangements with the NHS, and so patients can expect to be charged for consultations. 

As a temporary patient, we will not have access to your medical records so will be restricted in what log-term care we can offer. This will be discussed with you at your appointment but is usually best left to your own doctor.


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Many migrants will come from countries with very different health care systems to the UK.

It will almost certainly be helpful to explain to new patients how the NHS operates and explore with them how this compares to the healthcare system that they've been used to.


Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible information standard (AIS) is an NHS England information standard which must be implemented by all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care.

The AIS aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand - for example in large print, braile, professional communications support if they need it , such as a British Sign Language interpreter.

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know:

If you need information in braille, large print or easy readIf you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocateIf we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool

Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us on: 01420 84676.This information will be recorded on your medical record in a standardised way and highlighted to ensure we have information on your communication needs.

This information may be shared with other NHS and adult social care providers if required.
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If you require a specific method of communication, please inform the practice as soon as possible to ensure this information is recorded. 

Accessible Information Format Request Forms are available from the reception desk or for download below.

Supporting Documents

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Documents may be  in a PDF Format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.

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GMS1 Form

This is the basic  form to register with a GP practice. Also available at  OUR reception.

Download GMS 1 Form»

New Patient Form

The new patient form will help us understand your medical history.  Also at reception.

Download  Form »


Find useful Information about how you can register with a GP practice from

How to Register »


The Practice Charter sets out the rights & responsibilities applicable to patients

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Practice Leaflet

The Practice Leaflet sets out information to help understand the  practice services.

Coming soon »
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Howden Medical Centre is proud to be an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice. As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a clinical lead for veteran health. They have a comprehensive understanding of the Armed Forces, health conditions linked to service and will provide dedicated support for veterans.

Across England, there are over 1000 veteran friendly accredited GP Practices to help ensure that patients who are ex Armed Forces get the best possible care. The NHS has a duty to support the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant. This means that veterans will get priority treatment for any medical condition which has been caused by service, subject to clinical need.

A veteran is someone who has served in the British Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) for at least one day. Veterans also include any member of the Merchant Marine who has served in a war zone. This includes crew from convoys in World War 2 and more recently in the Falklands conflict and Gulf Wars.

When individuals leave the UK Armed Forces, it’s important for them to register with an NHS GP practice and tell them they’ve served. This means their GP can better understand their health, particularly any health problems relating to their time in Service. This does not always happen though, meaning some veterans may not be getting the support that is right for them, particularly in terms of benefitting from care and treatment from dedicated services, such as 
Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service 
Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service. 

NHS England, together with the Office for Veterans' Affairs, is running a campaign to encourage veterans to let their GP practice know they have served in the UK Armed Forces; it's important to ‘say you served’. It does not matter how long someone served for or when they left the Armed Forces, it's important that veterans let their GP surgery know this information, as it may be relevant to their health and care, now or in the future. 
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The Practice supports the government's 'Zero Tolerance' campaign for Health Service Staff. This states that GPs and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused. To successfully provide these services a mutual respect between all staff and patients must be in place. Our staff aim to be polite, helpful, and sensitive to all patients’ individual needs and circumstances. 

They would respectfully remind patients that very often staff could be confronted with a multitude of varying and sometimes difficult tasks and situations, all at the same time. Staff understand that ill patients do not always behave in a rational manner and take this into consideration when dealing with a misunderstanding or complaint.


Named Accountable GP

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We are required under our contract to allocate a named accountable GP for all patients.

However, you may still see whichever GP you prefer in the usual way.  If you are not already aware of your named accountable GP, this information is available on repeat medication slips or by simply by requesting the information from the surgery.

Please do not hesitate to contact us iof you have any questions.

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