Register as a New Patient

[UPDATE TO CURRENT REGISTRATION POLICY]

Please read the following announcement by the Practice regarding some restrictions we have had to place on the number of patients we are able to register on a weekly basis: NEW PATIENT REGISTRATION RESTRICTIONS


If you are living within the Practice boundary we would be happy to provide you with medical services.

To register, complete the appropriate section of your medical card, or fill in a registration form obtained from our reception desk, or by clicking on the link below. You will also need to complete the relevant health questionnaire, also linked at the bottom of the page.

Please be thorough and complete all sections in the registration form, as unfortunately we are unable to process incomplete forms, and this may delay your registration. Your application will be processed within one to two working days, depending on when we receive it.

In order to establish NHS entitlement we need to see some form of identification in person before you can be registered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to prove their entitlement to NHS Services when registering. Where there is any room for doubt, for example if you were born or have lived abroad for a considerable period, the staff may ask for further clarifying documentation such as a passport, medical card or evidence of permanent or regular return to UK, if this has not already been presented. This process follows NHS Lothian and NHS Scotland guidelines and we would be grateful for your cooperation in this routine administrative matter.

Provision on the registration form of the name and address of your current General Practitioner (GP) in the UK is strong evidence which can be used to support your registration, but is not absolute for those overseas and expatriate UK patients claiming entitlement

NHS Entitled British Citizens (for visual ID purposes)

  • NHS GP4 Medical Card (White)
  • EH11
  • UK Passport
  • UK Photographic Driving Licence
  • UK Bus Pass with photo

If none of the above are available:

  • Council Tax bill – with current address
  • Utility bill – with current address

NHS Entitled EU Citizens

  • E11 & Passport

Other Eligible Citizens

  • Passport, current working visa and letter from current employer or educational body
    (be aware eligibility under this scheme does sometimes alter when the individual changes circumstances, i.e. moving from an educational placement to a non-working visa arrangement).

If you are an overseas visitor seeking health care in Scotland, Health Rights Information Scotland have produced several factsheets with information about the NHS Services you can expect to receive:

Health care for people coming to Scotland to work
Health care for people coming to Scotland to study
Health care for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland
Heath care in Scotland for former UK residents now working abroad
Health care in Scotland for UK passport holders living abroad
Health care for UK pensioners visiting Scotland
Health care in Scotland for holidaymakers from overseas

Before you are fully registered with the Practice, we ask that you complete a New Patient Health Questionnaire. Your medical record often takes a considerable time to arrive from your previous doctor and this gives us the opportunity of recording some basic information about you and offering you any immediate care you may need.

You will be registered with the Practice rather than a specific doctor, but you have a right to ask to see a particular doctor, if you wish. If you have a requirement for a prescription then you should arrange an appointment with a doctor of your choice to discuss your ongoing care.

We do not exclude patients from the Practice on grounds of race, sexuality, religion, social class, age, disability or medical condition.

APPLICATION TO REGISTER WITH A GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER
Application to register with a General Medical Practitioner - pdf form


NEW PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRES (adobe acrobat version)
Adults 16+ Children 6 – 15 Children 0 – 5
New Patient Questionnaire for Adults - pdf version New Patient Questionnaire for Children 6 to 15 - pdf version New Patient Questionnaire for Children 0 to 5 - pdf version
NEW PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRES (ms word or equiv version)
Adults 16+ Children 6 – 15 Children 0 – 5
New Patient Questionnaire for Adults - word version New Patient Questionnaire for Children 6 to 15 - word version New Patient Questionnaire for Children 0 to 5- word version



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