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Non-urgent advice: How To Register

If you live within the area covered by the practice, you can register by clicking on your chosen surgery below. Please remember you can only register with the branch surgery that is closest surgery to your address.

All students need to register with the Penryn Campus Student Health Centre. If you live on Campus you need to remember to state Block letter, Flat Number and Campus location.


  • 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 registration forms are still available from reception (Contact our reception team on 01326 372502)
  • If needed, you can find your NHS number here

As soon as your completed forms are received your details will be entered onto our clinical system and an application will be made for your medical records to be transferred to us.

Taking Medication? 

Please make a telephone appointment with our Clinical Pharmacist once you have received confirmation of your registration and well before you run out of your medicines.

Where do we cover?

The practice area consists of Penryn, Falmouth and all the villages and countryside around.

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On Holiday?

Most surgeries offer telephone appointments and send prescriptions electronically - so no matter where you are registered you should be able to speak to your home GP for advice or to request medication.

If your home GP can't help and feels you need to be seen in Cornwall, you can call NHS 111 who will advise you were to go for treatment.

Temporary Registrations

If you are not registered with any GP practice call NHS 111 for advice on where to go. 


You can register temporarily with a GP surgery while away from home for work, study or as a second home owner, You'll remain registered with your permanent GP surgery.

The temporary GP surgery will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP surgery. They will add the information to your medical records.


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Try The NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice, you can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

It doesn’t replace existing services. 

You can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access to a growing range of health services and information.

Advice and information:

  • search symptoms, conditions, and treatments 
  • get health advice through 111 online 
  • find NHS services near you 
  • check your NHS number


  • book and cancel appointments 
  • check your referrals and hospital appointments 
  • manage vaccinations 


  • nominate a pharmacy and order repeat prescriptions  

Manage your health:

  • access your GP health record securely 
  • register your organ donation decision 
  • take part in health research  

Send and receive messages:

  • send an online form about your symptoms, conditions, or treatment directly to the surgery  
  • receive messages and notifications 
  • view messages from your GP surgery and get notifications through your phone or tablet 

Help someone else:

  • link profiles. You can apply to access the health records, appointments and prescriptions of people you care for (including children) – or get help from someone you trust 

If you already use SystemOnline you can continue to use it. But the NHS App will give you easy and secure access on your smartphone.  

If you have any problems using the NHS App, you can select ‘help’ in the top right-hand corner of the app or visit

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:

Accessibility for Patients

Penryn Surgery Team are here to help...

The surgery works to ensure that patients and service users, and their carers and parents, can access and understand the information they are given. 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.

We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or easy read. We want to know if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate.  We want to know if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool.

We have:

  • Patient information available in alternative formats
  • Hearing Loop
  • Disabled car parking spaces
  • Disabled toilet on each floor
  • Interpretation services including British Sign Language
  • Accessible consultation rooms & examination couches
  • Wheelchairs
  • High backed & raised waiting room chairs
  • Surgery website which is able to be translated
  • Face to face interpreter service for non-English speakers

Should you require any assistance please contact reception direct.