New Patients

Register as New Patient

To register with the Practice you must live within the Practice boundary.  When making an application to register you will be asked to provide the following documentation.  This documentation is required for each family member registering.

Essential Documents Required:

  1. NHS medical card (1st choice and alternative to photo ID applicable to UK resident only)
  2. Birth Certificate*
  3. Photographic ID* (passport, ID card or driving licence only)
  4. Proof of address* (i.e. mortgage/rental agreement, utility bill within last six months, bank statement, current employment documents).

If, for any reason, you are unable to provide proof of address then two out of three items marked* must be provided and one must be photographic (passport, ID card or driving licence only).

If you have come from abroad additional documentation is required.  Separate information is available regarding the above – please ask if required.  Subsequent to the above you will be asked to complete two forms and a health questionnaire and offered an appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.

If you are to be registered you will be registered as a patient with Dalkeith Medical Practice, however, you can choose which doctor you wish to consult with.  It is Practice policy to allow patients to choose the doctor they wish to see, although please note this may not always be possible if the doctor is away and, on occasions, locum doctors may also be working in the Practice.

Updating Your Details

If you change your name, address or telephone number, please let our Receptionists know by calling in to the Health Centre or writing to us.  Confirmation of all changes is required.  This can include a Payslip, DWP letter, Utility Bill or other similar type of document.  For patients under 16 years of age all changes must be undertaken by the Parent or Guardian and confirmed as appropriate.

If you move outside the Practice boundary you will need to find a Doctor in your new area.  There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.

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 for 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 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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

There is good access for the people who require it to and within the Health Centre. This includes automatic doors at the entrance to the building, wide doors and corridors within the building, a lift to services on the first floor and accessible toilets. 

Three designated parking bays are available at the side of the building and a drop-off lay-by is also available.