If you are going to be resident in our area for three months or more, you may register with the practice. Patients wishing to register with the practice should ask at reception for the appropriate forms.
They can also be downloaded here Application Form and New Patient Questionnaire Form. Please remember to use one for each member of the family you wish to register. Please be thorough and complete all sections in the registration form, as unfortunately we are unable to process incomplete forms and this may delay your registration.
All New Patients must live within the Practice area and must register with the site closest to your home (Melrose or Newtown St Boswells). In order to establish NHS entitlement we need to see some form of identification in person before you can be registered. Please bring along with you two items of identification, one which must include details of your current address.
Suitable ID would include:
- Driving licence
- Any photo ID showing name and date of birth
- Any Government department letter
- Utility Bill
- Bank or credit card statement
You will not be registered with any one particular doctor but you can request to see a particular doctor if you so wish, it may just mean a longer wait for an appointment.
If you are temporarily resident in our practice area, we will be happy to see you. We require the following information to add to our clinical database:
- Date of birth
- Home address
- Details of the practice you are registered with
- Any photo ID such as a passport
- Proof of temporary address/residency
Overseas visitors will be charged a fee if they are not eligible for reciprocal NHS care. The receptionists can help you with this if you require any more information.
Change Personal Details
Please let us know as soon as possible if you change address or telephone number. If you move away out of the practice area you should register with a doctor nearer your new home. We would ask that you provide proof of your new address such as a recent council tax bill or utility bill.