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New Patient Registration

With effect from 6th September 2018 until further notice, our practice list is restricted for new patients.

 We will only be accepting new babies, household members and assigned patients.

 Currently all three practices in Bonnyrigg Health Centre are operating on this basis. Therefore, if you are not in one of the groups above, in order to register with a practice in the area you will be required to telephone NHS Lothian Practitioner Services on 0345 300 1024 (choose option 4). They will allocate you to a practice by letter. This is to ensure a fair allocation of new patients across all three Bonnyrigg practices. If you are allocated to our practice then please bring your letter from the Health Board with you when you attend to collect your registration forms. No patient moving into the area will be left without a GP.

 This has come about as a result of a combination of factors including an increased list size and increased workload. We have come to the decision to restrict our practice list in order to provide safe, quality and accessible care to our existing patients.

It is a known national problem that GP practices are facing difficulties with access, due to high patient demand, lack of funding, increased GP workload and difficulties in recruiting new or locum GPs.

 With surrounding practices in Midlothian restricting their lists, our patient list size is increasing. The housing developments underway and planned are also having an impact on services. To this end we are due to meet with the head of healthcare for Midlothian next week to discuss these issues, but for the time being we are doing all we can within our capacity to provide a good service for our patients.

For patients who are not allocated by the NHS Lothian (i.e. patients whose family are already registered at Strathesk Medical Practice who are joining their household)  you can download and print off the registration form below and fill it out and bring it into the surgery.  Please ensure when doing so that you have the relevant evidence of your identity with you such as a utility bill, driving licence or passport and a birth certificate for small children.

Strathesk Registration Form

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

 

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