This practice is currently accepting a limited number of new patients each week. This restriction has been necessary to ensure that our existing patients continue to receive a good service from the practice. We can only take registrations from 12 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PATIENTS THAT WE CAN ACCEPT IS WEEKLY AND THEREFORE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL HAVE AVAILABILIY ON EACH OF THESE DAYS DUE TO THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED. This quota does not include new babies and relatives of existing patients who live in the practice area.
The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of: sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, age, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
New patients registering with the practice will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. It is helpful if you can bring photographic ID such a passport or driver’s licence and a recent letter (last 3 months) with your address on it such as an utility bill when you come to register.
The practice area, partially covers the following post codes: EH 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Please advise the reception staff should you change your name, address, telephone number or any other personal information recorded in your case notes. Remember to also inform the hospital if you’re waiting for an appointment or having treatment. If you move house out-with the practice area you should register with another GP as soon as you move.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
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. If you are living in the area 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 at your home address. 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
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