Register with us as a New Patient

Patient Notice

Due to the increased pressure in our catchment  area with ongoing housing development the Practice has been operating on a restricted list. We have now reached maximum capacity and are no longer registering new patients at the Practice with the exception of babies and dependants of those already registered with us.  We understand that you may find it difficult registering with a local GP however you can contact Practitioner services via the information shown below who will be able  to assist you registering with a GP.  This decision has not been taken lightly by the Practice however we would be unable to provide clinical care safely to further registrations at the Practice.
  

When you attend the Practice to register you will be asked to complete a GP registration form, and new patient questionnaire form, these must be completed before you see the Doctor, so it is advisable to attend at least 10 minutes before your appointment time, so that you can complete the information required.

Acceptance on to the list is as at the discretion of the Doctor. We may also ask you for proof of identity. (Please refer to our registration policy below and why we ask for this).

Anybody in Scotland , whether a resident or overseas visitor, may access primary care services at a GP practice without charge. No documents are required to register with a GP; however, to facilitate the registration process we would request that two forms of identification are produced, ideally if possible, one should be photographic, and one must contain your address. You maybe asked to sign a practice form to give your permission for us to retain these documents with your electronic patient record.

These documents maybe be used to confirm your details with our local Health Board. This also helps to ensure the correct matching of your details to any existing NHS record, enabling previous medical records to transfer smoothly between practices. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Types of acceptable photographic evidence:

  • Passport
  • Drivers Licence
  • Official ID card from Public Services body; or
  • Student matriculation card (current year)

Other documents for proof of residency that are acceptable are:

  • Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
  • Council Tax document
  • Television Licence
  • Payslips (last two months)
  • Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
  • Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
  • Solicitors Letter (Clearly showing name and address)

If unable to provide photographic evidence then we would request you provide, one of the above and one of the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Annulment Papers

If you are unable to provide any documentation, then we may still register you. However we may need to contact our registration department first, to verify your information with them, and ensure your medical records are not delayed in being transferred to the Practice. This will normally involve a phone call between you, our registration department, and ourselves. Alternatively we may also write or email them directly, we will require your consent for us to do so.

If you have any questions regarding NHS entitlement, or our registration policy please contact the Practice.

  • There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away. If this is the case simply choose another GP in your local area
  • Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the Practice.

At times the practice may operate a “restricted list” this is on a non discriminatory process and when this happens it is due to the practice being under pressure with registrations from patients moving into the area and reached maximum capacity for safe clinical care.

If you stay outwith our Practice area

If you do not stay within our catchment area other GP practices can be found by accessing the button below.

Other useful information provided by NHS Lothian

  • If you wish to change your GP practice you can telephone NHS Lothian registration department on 0131 537 8488 for advice
  • If you have been removed from a GP’s list, and cannot get another doctor to accept you, please telephone 0131 537 8473.

People who are homeless may access local GP services. Alternatively GP, nursing and mental health services are available at TAP (The Access Point), 17 Leith Street, Edinburgh and at the Cowgate Clinic, 20 Cowgate, Edinburgh. Advice regarding housing and social work services are also available at TAP (The Access Point).