Temporary residents, visitors and asylum seekers
Are you a temporary resident, planning to live near Boroughloch Medical Practice for up to three months? If so, you must phone or come into the practice to make your application. But first, please read our special information for temporary residents and for overseas visitors or asylum seekers. Also check that your address lies within our catchment area.
You can register temporarily with a GP near where you’re staying if you’re ill or need medical advice while you’re away from home – for example, if you’re working, studying or on holiday.
You’ll stay registered with your permanent GP, but you can see your temporary GP for up to three months. After three months you will have to apply to register with as a permanent resident so if you plan to live here for over three months please register as a permanent resident. Please note, charges may apply for this service if you are visiting from outside the European Union.
Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP, who will add the information to your medical records.
Try to have the following information with you when you see your temporary GP for the first time:
– details of any medical conditions
– details of medical conditions you’ve had in the past
– the name of any medicines you’re currently taking
– details of any allergies
– contact details for your permanent or previous GP
– proof of personal identification
– address and telephone number for your temporary place of residence
If you are an overseas student, asylum seeker, or an overseas worker, please check your entitlement to NHS Services against the appropriate section in the website entitled Healthcare for Overseas Visitors. You will be required to provide the identification requested.
We are able to accept registration requests from persons living within our catchment area. As a permanent resident, after checking that your address is valid, please follow this link to make your application online.
Unable to Register?
If you are unable to register with the Practice, you can find an alternative Practice by telephoning the NHS Lothian Primary Care Organisation (PCO) on 0131 537 8444. The Registration Department will be able to advise you of the practices you are eligible to join.
Change of contact details
For existing patients, if you have changed your postal address, email or telephone number through AskMyGP, please additionally inform us via ASkMyGP in a separate message. This will enable our Practice to update the contact details on your medical record. Updating your details on AskMyGP does not automatically update your medical record.