Register as a New Patient

 
REGISTRATION RESTRICTIONS

The practice regrets to advise that we are unfortunately unable to take on any new patient registrations from 10th June and it is necessary to restrict registrations. This is due to the fact we are actively addressing a long “waiting list” of patients wishing to register. As soon as we are in a position to do so we will update you on how we plan to process future registrations.

In the meantime please note that the following categories of patients can be registered without restriction.

  • Family members of those already registered, providing they reside at the same address. This includes elderly members of the family joining permanently.
  • New births of current patients
  • Patients who were previously registered and are returning within the Practice boundary
  • Patients resident at Chamberlain Nursing Home
  • Patients allocated by the Primary Care Organisation (PCO).

Temporary Residents and patients requiring to be seen on an Immediately Necessary basis will also be seen as necessary.

Whilst we address our current waiting list please note that you can visit the NHS website www.nhsinform.scot/national-service-directory and enter your postcode to establish what other practice options are available meantime.

We are sorry that it has been necessary to implement this course of action and trust that you are able to understand the reasoning behind this decision.


ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE PRACTICE

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.