From the 14th December 2020 the process for registering with a GP surgery in Scotland has changed. This is to limit the spread of Covid-19 and reduce the number of people who have to visit the surgery in person.
Who can apply to register with the practice?
Any person who moves into our practice area and isn’t already registered with a GP in the practice area can register with the practice as a new patient.
Patients who are currently living within the practice area and are already registered with a GP in the area may apply to become registered with Riverview Medical Centre however at times we may not be able to accept these patients. This is in line with Scottish Government Guidance released during the Covid pandemic in March 2020.
Patients who live outwith our practice area may apply to register with the practice but we are unable to accept these patients at present. This is in line with Scottish Government Guidance.
How do I apply to register with the practice?
If possible, we would ask all patients to apply online. This is to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and reduce the number of people who have to visit the surgery in person.
Application forms which can be completed online are available below. These forms should be completed and emailed to the practice at email@example.com. If possible please also include copies of your ID and/or proof of address.
On receipt of your application we will reply by email to confirm whether or not we are able to register you with the practice. If we are unable to register you we will explain why (e.g. if the practice list is closed, if you live outwith our practice area or (during the Covid pandemic) if you are already registered with a GP in the local area).
If you are unable to send the forms by email, you can print out the forms below. We would ask you to post these to the practice and NOT to deliver them in person. We will contact you by email, telephone or letter to confirm whether or not we are able to register you with the practice.
What happens once I have been registered with the practice?
The information from your new patient questionnaire helps us to provide medical care until your medical notes are transferred to us – it can take some time for your records to arrive from a previous practice.
We offer all new patients the opportunity for a new patient telephone consultation with our Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant. This can be arranged by telephoning the surgery. If you have any long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, COPD or diabetes, you will be invited within 6 months for a telephone consultation with the Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant for a review.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration.
If you move out of the practice area you will need to register with another practice immediately. We can provide information about how to find a new practice. Please contact reception for further information.
The forms required to register with the practice are available below:
- Registration Form (can be typed on)
- New Patient Questionnaire
- Text Reminder Consent – this allows the practice to contact you by text message with important information such as reminders of appointment dates and times; notifications about services such as flu vaccinations; reminders when blood tests or review appointments for long-term conditions are due.
- Consent to Disclosure Form – this allows patients to give permission for staff at the practice (including the Nurse or GP) to give information from your medical record to another named person.
- Ethnicity Monitoring Questionnaire