Joining the Practice
Registering as a Permanent Patient
You will be asked to complete an NHS GP registration form and a health questionnaire, These documents along with proof identity and proof of address should be handed into the Practice. These documents can be emailed to the practice using email@example.com or posted to us. Please note that if you wish to join this practice and are already registered with a GP Practice in our area and are unhappy with the service you have received. You should enquire as to the Practice's policies before moving as there maybe no difference between your existing Practice and ourselves. If you have moved into our catchment area and are no longer registered with a GP will will accept you application.
If you are registering with the NHS for the first time in the UK
You will need to produce a passport, proof of address and documentation to show that they are entitled to work or study in the UK. We will make a copy of these documents for our records.
Students should also provide course information, which includes a start and finish date.
Visas/Permits – Overseas visitors should have appropriate UKBA (UK Border Agency) documentation to show that they are entitled to work, study or get married in the UK. Forms IS96 for asylum seekers, ARC or SAL.
Preference of Practitioner
Patients are registered with the practice, not an individual GP. For administrative reasons your medical card will be issued in the name of one of the doctors; however, you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor, for either all of your medical needs or on a case-by-case basis. This preference will be recorded in your medical notes and we will do our best to respect your choice. However, not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.
Registering as a Temporary Patient
NHS patients visiting Perth and residing within the practice catchment area, may register with the practice as a temporary patient if medical attention is required. We will require full personal details as well as the details of the patient’s own doctor.
You may be seen as a temporary patient for up to 3 months. We will pass any details of medical treatment on to your permanent doctor so your medical records can be updated.
Under The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2018, a person is regarded as temporarily resident in a place if, when the person arrives in that place, the person intends to stay there for more than 24 hours but not more than three months. Therefore, a patient cannot re-register as a temporary resident following a three month temporary registration period as stated above.
Moving out of the Practice Area
If you move out of the practice area, you will need to register with a new practice as soon as you move.
Acceptable Forms of Identification
The policy of this practice is to accept on to our list any person who is eligible to register permanently according to GMS Schedule 2 Regulation 3 (2).
The following documents will be accepted as forms of identification:
- A Photo ID e.g. Driving Licence
- Proof of Permanent Residence in the UK – Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Letter from Home Office
- Medical Card from Health Board
- Proof of Permanent Employment – Letter from Employer
- Students – Letter from Educational Institute
- Entry Visa in Passport if period covered is for 12 months or more
- Any Other Document which confirms Residency in the UK for 12 months or more
Registration Forms and Patient Questionnaire needs to be handed in at Reception and remember to bring your photo ID and proof of permanent residence in with you.
Please follow the link below for more information if you are visiting Scotland from overseas.