JOIN THE WAITING LIST OF POTENTIAL PATIENTS
In July 2014, the Practice had to place restrictions on the number of new patients we could register as our patient list size was becoming unmanageable.
Our current list size is approximately 12,000 patients, and we are registering new patients on a weekly basis with a view to maintaining our list at around that level.
We have been aware for some time that our system of releasing so many registrations a week, on a first come first served basis, was not always the fairest system for those patients trying to register each week but who kept missing out on the release of the new registration, which always went very quickly. Instead, we have decided to try keeping a waiting list system, where patients fill in a short form (below) to indicate their interest in registering with the Practice, and we will contact those patients in the order of when they submitted their form when registration slots become available.
Please note that it is not advisable to request inclusion on the waiting list should you require immediate or on-going care for existing conditions.
If you are unable to register with the Practice, you can find an alternative Practice by telephoning the NHS Lothian Primary Care Organisation (PCO) on 0131 537 8444. The Registration Department will be able to advise you of the practices you are eligible to join. Alternatively, you can visit the NHS website www.nhsinform.scot/national-service-directory and enter your postcode to see the Practice options available.
Current wait to be fully registered: approx 8 weeks (last updated 11/09/2018)
Before you complete the form below, you MUST check to make sure your current address is within the boundary area covered by the Practice. If you don’t live within this area you must find another GP surgery with whom to register.
Depending on demand, there may be a significant wait for a registration slot to become available, but when they do, we will contact you based on the information you have provided to see if you still wish to register.
To register, you will need to fill in a registration form, which you will get as part of a registration pack from our reception desk. You will also need to complete the relevant health questionnaire which is also included in the pack.
Please be thorough and complete all sections in the registration forms, as unfortunately we are unable to process incomplete forms, and this may delay your registration. Your application will be processed usually within two working days, depending on when we receive it.
Given the demand for places on the Practice list, to be fair to all, we require patients to provide a form of identification and proof that their address is within the Practice’s designated boundary. Anyone wishing to register who is unable or unwilling to provide this information should contact the Registrations Administrator for advice and assistance.
Preferred forms of Identification
- Passport/Residence Permit
- Photographic Driving Licence
- UK Bus Pass with photo
Preferred forms of Proof of address
- Council Tax bill – with name of prospective person registering and the current address
- Utility bill – with name of prospective person registering and the current address
OVERSEAS VISITORS / TEMPORARY RESIDENTS
Any visitor or persons temporarily residing the Bruntsfield area who require access to GP / Primary Care Services should contact the Practice by telephone in the first instance where advice and assistance will be provided dependent on the individuals needs and degree of urgency. Patients will be offered appointments in accordance with availability which may be some days later and in line with patients already registered at the Practice.
Once registered, you will be registered with the Practice as a whole 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.