The Fakenham Medical Practice is one of the largest practices in Norfolk, having a registered practice population of approximately 15,000 patients.  As well as serving the town of Fakenham, the practice catchment area extends to a radius of approximately eight miles as outlined by the map below:

Do you live within our Registering Boundary Area?


How to register

If you wish to register with the surgery, you are required to fill out a GMS1 form and provide photographic proof of identification and proof of address.  All new registrations must be made in person and the proof of identification and address must be the original documentation (photocopies are not accepted).  

Please note: a registration form must be completed for all members of the household.  Also, proof of identification and address is required in person for each adult member of the household. 

We accept the following forms of identification and address:

Proof of Identification

  • Driving Licence
  • Passport

Proof of New Address

  • Rent Book
  • Bank Statement
  • Council Tax
  • Utility Bill (gas/electricity)
  • Landline Telephone Bill (mobile telephone bills not accepted)

For children under the age of sixteen years, we require to see an original full birth certificate (photocopies are not accepted).

If you are unable to provide any of the forms of identification and address outlined above, please contact our Administration Office on 01328 850307 to discuss this matter further.


Change of Contact Details

It is important that the surgery maintains accurate records, but in order to do this, we rely on patients to keep us informed of any changes to contact details, whether this be a change in address, telephone number or marital status.

To inform us of a change of address or contact telephone number, please visit the surgery to obtain the relevant form. Please note that should your new address be one mile or more from the nearest dispensing chemist/pharmacy, you will be required to complete a new registration form (GMS1) in order to register as a dispensing patient. 

If you have recently got married and taken a new name, congratulations!  Please visit the surgery with your original marriage certificate and the receptionist will ask you to complete a short form to update your medical record. 


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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.

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