Temporary Registration

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.

If you only require a refill of your repeat prescription, you can request this directly from any pharmacy, unless your prescription is usually issued outwith Scotland.

If your prescription is issued outwith Scotland, you will need to complete a Temporary Resident Registration form and contact the practice.  Please allow 4 working days between ordering and collection from the pharmacy - please note there is no collection facility from the 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 register with a practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. You will be asked to complete and hand in a Temporary Resident Registration form (see link to form below).  

Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You can only register as a temporary patient if you are staying outwith your own practice's boundary.  You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Temporary Resident Registration Form

**During COVID-19 appointments are available by triage only.  Please complete and return a Temporary Resident Registration form to the practice before submitting an eConsult (see Home page for more details)**

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