New Patients

Catchment Area

Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area using the map below.

Register as a New Patient

Everyone should be registered with a GP practice.  If you are new to the area you should register with a local GP as soon as possible. 

A list of GP practices can be found by consulting the NHS Inform GP finder. NHS Inform helpline 0800 22 44 88.

Service Directory  (Patients should select GP practices from the drop down list in the purple box on the right hand side and enter their postcode to find the practices near to them).

You can register with the practice by clicking the link No documents are required to register with a GP. 

Practice Boundary

Changing GP’s and Homeless Patients

If you wish to change your GP practice you can apply as above, or you can telephone 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.

Change of Details

To ensure the practice holds the correct information about you, it is very important that you inform us of any changes e.g. name, marital status, address, e-mail or telephone number.

Over the coming years it is very possible that communication via text and e-mail will be utilised more as the UK postage system is becoming increasingly expensive and cumbersome. Another reason to provide us with the most up to date information promptly.

To change your details please click here or phone the reception staff after 9.30am on 01968 675576 or attend the practice and complete a change of details form. 

Temporary 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.

Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015, practices are required to allocate all patients (including children) with a named accountable GP.

The named GP is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all appropriate services, where required based on clinical judgement, to each of their patients.

  • Patients do not need to see their named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.
  • Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.