Please let us know as soon as possible if you change your address, telephone number or name. It is important that we have up to date contact details in case we need to contact you.
Changing your name
Please download, complete and bring your form into the surgery along with a copy of the appropriate document. Patients aged 18 and over can change their name using any document showing they use the name in everyday life.
If you are changing the name of a patient who is under the age of 16, please complete the ‘under 16’ form. Please note the special requirements to change the name of a child. We need to ensure that everyone with parental responsibility has agreed to the change. You can do this by letting us have sight of the original enrolled deed poll – we cannot accept photocopies as we need to see the watermark and seal. You can use an unenrolled deed poll if you can also provide proof that either there is no other person with parental responsibility or they have also agreed to the name change. Deed polls obtained from online companies are unenrolled and need to be enrolled with the Royal Courts of Justice.
If a parent wants to change the name of a young person aged 16 or 17, rules apply per under 16’s. If the young person wants to change their name, providing they have capacity to consent, rules apply per over 18’s.
Changing your address or telephone number
Please complete the online form below.