With effect from the 6th February 2017, until further notice, our practice list is Restricted for new patients.
This has come about as a result of a combination of factors including an increased list size and increased workload. We have come to the decision to restrict our practice list in order to provide safe, quality and accessable care to our existing patients.
Currently, five out of twelve General Practices across Midlothian have restricted their practice list due to shortage of doctors and rising demand.
We will be operating on a “restricted, but open” basis, this means that for the time being we will only register certain categories of patients as follows:
- New babies of existing patients.
- Immediate family members of existing patients who become resident within the registered patients address.
Therefore in order to register with a practice in your area, you will be required to call practitioner services on the number below where they will allocate you to a practice by letter. This is to ensure a fair allocation of new patients across all practices in the area.
Please bring the letter from the Health Board with you when you attend your allocated practice for the registration forms.
Patient telephone number to be allocated a practice – 0345 300 1024 – option 4
No patient moving in to the area will be left without a GP
Online 'pre-registration' with the practice
If you fall in to one of the categories above and wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
Please note that new patient registrations will not be processed between 8.30am - 10.30am, and all day Monday.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. The online version of this file is below and must be completed and submitted at the same time. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct. Please ensure you complete both the pre-registration form and the online medical questionnaire in full.
Online medical questionnaire for new patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.