UK residents

  • If you are a visitor to the area and take unwell, we can arrange to see you and provide immediately necessary treatment. There is no charge for this but we will expect details of your registered GP and home address.
  • You do not necessarily need to see a doctor if you have forgotten your medication. In this case, you should contact your own GP and ask them to fax the prescription to one of the local chemists. This ensures that your medical record at your registered GP is kept up to date with medication issues.
  • If you are a visitor to the area for up to 3 months, you can register with the practice as a temporary resident. You will then be able to access all the services that we provide to our regular patients. If you are still in the area after three months, you will have to register as a 'regular' patient which means that you will be removed from your own doctor's list of patients.

Overseas visitors

  • Entitlement to treatment on the NHS is dependent upon residency, not nationality. Anyone who has lived in the United Kingdom legally and lawfully for "more than one year" is exempt from NHS charges. We are required to check whether you are entitled to treatment ont he NHS and will ask for proof of identification and residency.
  • Emergency treatment is free of charge but any ongoing treatment may be chargeable depending upon main country of residence and/or reason for stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Non-emergency treatment and ongoing treatment will be chargeable unless your country of residence has a reciprocal agreement with the NHS in Scotland.