Ellon Medical Group Schoolhill Ellon, AB41 9JHTel: 0345 337 1150
When registering, please bring your NHS medical card to the Practice and also those of any other persons registering with you.
You will be asked to complete a registration form for each person registering with the Practice. In addition, all patients will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire and attend a screening medical appointment with the Practice Nurse. This enables us to provide medical care in the interim period, whilst your medical records are transferred from your old Practice to new.
When submitting the completed registration form you will also be asked to provide a form of ID and address.
If you move to an address outside of the Practice area you will require to register with a new local Practice as soon as you move. We can provide information regarding how to find a new Practice.
Patients are registered with the Practice, not with an individual GP. For administrative reasons your medical card will be issued in the name of one of the doctors; you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor, for either or all of your medical needs or on a case by case basis. However, not all of the doctors based within the Practice provide all services , furthermore specific requested doctors may not be immediately available.
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 required attention, you may receive emergency treatment from the local GP Practice for 14 days. After the 14 day period you will require to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for a maximum period of up to three months. This will allow you to be placed on the local Practice Patient List and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will require to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with the Practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local Practice that 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.
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