Register as a New Patient
If you wish to register with Jedburgh Medical Practice please check that you are living within our catchment area. We accept patients with an area covering 140 square miles of Roxburghshire - from Carter Bar in the south to Lilliardsedge park and Kalemouth Bridge in the north; and from Denholm, Bedrule, and Bonchester bridge in the west to Hownam in the east. Please see our map opposite. If unsure please call the Practice to check with one of our Advisors.
Please download a copy of our New Patient Registration Form and our New Patient Questionnaire from the links below and return the completed forms to the surgery either by post or through our letterbox. It would also be helpful if you could attach a copy of your repeat medication slip if this is relevant. Children under the age of 16, do not require a New Patient Questionnaire unless they have a complex medical history. We ask you to complete a registration form and a medical questionnaire because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
Your registration will be with the Practice. You are however free to indicate a preference for the doctor whom you would normally like to consult and we will record such a preference. You may also at any time request to receive certain services from e.g. a male or female doctor. Please understand however that we may not be able to accommodate your requests due to e.g. part-time working, clinical rotas, workloads, absence, professional competencies, or where the preferred practitioner does not provide the service.
New Patient Assessments
New patients (over the aged of 5 years) may be offered a health check with a member of the Nursing team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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. 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.
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.
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