Non-urgent advice: Registration
It is is important to note that you can only permanently register with a GP practice if you’re staying in the area for more than 3 months. If you move out of the practice area, you will need to register with a practice in your new area as soon as you move.
Please be aware that if you are already registered with a Practice in Perth, you should not register with another Practice in this area unless under exceptional circumstances. We are happy to register new patients who reside within our Practice Area (see map). Unfortunately, we cannot register patients who are outside our practice area due the travel distances involved should a patient require a house call from a GP. Please contact the practice by telephone where our receptionists will happy to help you find out if you live within our practice area.
If you stay outwith our Practice area
If you do not stay within our catchment area other GP practices can be found by accessing the link shown below.
How to register:
- fill out an online registration form
- visit reception during surgery hours and collect /complete a paper registration form
- download the forms
- we will require evidence of identity to provide certain services (refer to our registration policy regarding ID)
- the practice has a non-discrimination policy for accepting new patients. There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP, for example you may live too far away. If this is the case simply choose another GP in your local area.
Registered with a Doctor outside the UK
Please note that if you were previously registered with a Doctor outside the UK then the Practice will not have access to your medical notes. All patients who register from abroad should contact their previous Doctor to obtain copies of their notes.
Step 1: Complete online registration form
Our online registration form will collect your details, a brief outline of your medical history and record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.
Step 2: Upload scans of photo identity and proof of address
Please deliver to the practice copies of two forms of your identity.
One form of identity must contain a photo of yourself and the other must provide evidence of your current address. You may upload your forms online.
Download the Form(s)
If you prefer you can download then complete the registration form, via NHS inform and upload to the practice on the form below. If you are unable to do this please contact the surgery for advice on how to register.
Once you have completed the form please upload the form(s) to the practice. Please remember to upload your identification.
New Patients Registering at the practice
If you wish to register with us as a new patient, and are taking repeat medications, please note we cannot issue a new prescription until you are officially registered with us. Until then it remains the responsibility of your previous practice to issue a new repeat prescription.
The difficulty for us is that we do not know what your repeat medications are until we have received a copy of your notes, and we cannot ask for your notes until you are officially registered with us. The local community pharmacies can also issue emergency supplies for urgent requests.
If you leave the UK for more than 3 months
Your medical records remain with your registered GP but we will provide you with full medical care while you are in the area. If you leave the UK for a period of more than three months the doctor is no longer responsible for your medical care and may not provide repeat medication in your absence.
Immediately necessary treatment
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 our Practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
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.
Further information about GP practice boundary
The practice boundary is detailed in an OS map (please refer to map as shown in Practice Area)
A GP Practice boundary defines the area in which the Practice operates and these boundaries evolve over time as local populations and demographics change. GP Practices therefore need to be responsive in appropriately managing capacity issues and changing circumstances whenever it is necessary to do so, to enable them to continue to manage their list and meet their contractual obligations under the terms of the NHS (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 as amended.
Therefore, when patients move out with the practice boundary they are removed from their list.
Although we changed our boundary in June 2017 in response to changing local populations and demographics, the expectation was that patients who were currently registered with us, and out with the new boundary area, would not have to re-register with a new practice. If however a patient in this category moves house, and their new home is still out with the new practice boundary, then they would have to re-register with a new practice. If the patient moves to a new home within the new boundary then they could remain registered with the practice.
We fully understand that it may be unsettling for patients to be asked to move to another practice, and the Primary Care Services Department can provide further advice on the transfer arrangements and the process to ensure you continue to have local access to medical services which meet your healthcare needs. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call the Primary Care Services Department on 01382 424176 or e-mail them on [email protected].