Joining the Practice
Registering as a Permanent Patient
Please bring your NHS medical card (if you have one) to the practice and those of any other persons registering with you. You will be asked to complete an NHS GP registration form for each person registering with the Practice. In addition, all new patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire, allowing us to provide medical care in the interim period, while your medical records are transferred from your old practice to this one.
When registering for the first time
You may make an appointment with the nurse for a new patient medical. New patients who are on repeat medication will need to make an appointment with one of the doctors before requesting medication.
Moving from another practice in Perth
Patients wishing to change from a GP Practice in Perth to the Red Practice will need to make an appointment with one of the GP Partners first to discuss the reason for wishing to change doctor.
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.
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.