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If you are new to the area and wish to register with the Practice please ask the Patient Care Advisor at Reception for a registration form.
Once you have completed this form you will be given an appointment to see one of our Primary Care Nurses for a new Patient medical.
If you do not attend this medical you may not be accepted on the Practice list as it is important to know as much as we can about you in order for us to effectively help.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration (this will be 2 days after your new Patient appointment). Please contact the Patient Care Advisor Team for further information.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below:
A Patient Guide to GP Services
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
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 a local GP practice for up to 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 whilst remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to permanently register with the local practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact a local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient, however 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. If you are visiting a friend or relative you should register as a temporary patient at their practice.
Wester Hailes is an NHS salaried Practice and does not offer private consultations.
However here are contact details of some practices in Edinburgh that can provide such care:
Waterside House 19 Hawthornbank Lane Edinburgh EH4 3BH
0131 225 5656
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-2pm
40 Collinton Road Edinburgh EH10 5BT 0131 447 2340
Opening hours for clinics: Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm; Sat 7.30am-1pm
40 Collinton Road Edinburgh EH10 5BT 0845 119 6049
www.gpplus.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-17.45pm
Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh. Tel. 0131 316 2507
Spire Shawfair Park hospital, Edinburgh. Tel. 0131 654 5600
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