The Cottons for the first time are a offering a free over 50s Flu Vaccination. Its really important for you to contact us and book for this vaccination to make sure you keep yourself and family protected against flu. Its even more important to take this free vaccination with the current pandemic and protecting our NHS. If you have any questions by all means contact us, but please take up this opportunity and book now.

Practice Closures

The practice will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates for training purposes and will re-open on the next working day.

17th February 2021

17th March 2021

28th April 2021

5th May 2021

23rd June 2021

7th July 2021

18th August 2021

22nd September 2021

6th October 2021

3rd November 2021

1st December 2021

Patient Access

Patient Access is a website that you can access from a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.  You must register for the service at the Practice following the information below.

Patient Access will allow you to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online.  You will also be able to view your medical record once it has been authorised by your named GP, should you request this.

Please note that any patient who abuses the system may have their access revoked. Furthermore online access to medical records are offered only to persons over the age of 18 years.

To use Patient Access on your mobile device we recommend you download and install the Patient Access App for apple and android devices. The patient access website can be found here.



Step 1

Please print, read and complete the relevant forms below to apply for access to your medical record.  You must read the respective information leaflet(s) before completing the application form(s).

Personal access to patient services and medical records

Patient Online Information Leaflet 

Patient Online Application Form

Proxy access to patient services and medical records (for looked after patients)*

Please print, read and complete the relevant forms below to apply for access to a proxy medical record.  You must read the respective information leaflet(s) before completing the application form(s).

Proxy Patient Online Information Leaflet

Proxy Patient Online Application Form

*Proxy access to medical records for looked after patients under 18 years will be assessed on an individual basis.  Where a patient of any age lacks the capacity to make their own decisions certain legal conditions apply which will undergo special consideration by the practice.  The practice reserves the right to withhold proxy access.

Step 2

Bring your completed forms along with proof of your ID and address to the practice. Once this has been completed you will be granted access to booking appointments online and requesting repeat prescriptions.  If you have indicated that you would like to have access to your medical records, your named GP will check your form and review your medical record before granting access.

Step 3

Once you have completed step 2 you will be able to register here on the Patient Access website. This website will give you access to:

1) booking appointments online

2) request repeat prescriptions

3) view your medical record (pending GP authorisation)

Some advantages of accessing your medical records include your ability to:

  • Review your test results - Lab Tests Online (UK) is a guide to help you understand blood results
  • Read hospital letters
  • Check on past, current and planned treatment
  • Check your medical history
  • View your immunisation record and more.

Help and Support

A help guide and support on Patient Access can be found here.

For more information on patient online please view this NHS England video

The practice has the right to remove online access to services for anyone that doesn’t use them responsibly.

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