Register as a New Patient
Our Practice area (see map opposite) covers the area around Grantown-on-Spey, including the villages of Dulnain Bridge, Nethybridge, Boat of Garten, Carr-bridge, Cromdale and Advie. The Practice population is around 5500 patients.
When you register with the practice you will be asked to fill out a ‘Registration Form’ and a ‘New Patient Questionnaire’. Then you will be given a new patient appointment with one of the nursing team, so that a brief history of previous illnesses can be taken and routine tests can be carried out - blood pressure etc. This enables us to get some basic details about your health as it can take some time for the records to be sent to us from your previous Practice, particularly if this was outside of Scotland.
If you are on repeat medication or think you need a referral, please tell the receptionist so that a GP appointment can be arranged. After completing a form your repeat prescriptions will be set up on our system which will enable you to order them online (see online services/prescriptions).
Preference of Doctor
You will not be registered with any one particular doctor but you can request to see a particular doctor if you so wish, it may just mean a longer wait for an appointment.
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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