Register as New Patient
When registering we require photo identification and proof of address.
You will be asked to complete a registration form for each person registering with the Practice. Please also complete a medical History Form and hand it in to the surgery. Please hand both forms into the surgery between 1pm - 4pm any weekday.
The forms can be downloaded from the menu below.
If you are new resident to the UK or you are an overseas visitor then additional documentation is required – contact our reception team for more information.
If you move out of the practice area, you will need to re-register with a Practice in your area.
Patients are registered with the practice, not an individual GP.
The boundary area for the Practice is as follows:
Along London Road to the top of Easter Road, down Easter Road (right side only), along East Hermitage Place and Claremont Park then onto Seafield
Road along Seafield Road East and onto Sir Harry Lauder Road, turning right onto Milton Road West and Duddingston Road, through the village and along Queens Drive, past Arthur Seat then back onto London Road.
Please telephone reception, if you are unsure if you are living within the practice boundary area.
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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