If you would like to register as a patient at Riverside Medical Practice, you should contact reception and one of the Receptionists will let you know what is required and give you the necessary forms to complete.
Alternatively a Registration Form & New Patient Questionnaire should both be downloaded from below and printed. You should complete both of these forms by hand and bring into the practice yourself, with proof of your identity and your address .
All newly registered patients are asked to complete our New Patient Questionnaire. This enables the practice to have brief information on your medical history, until we receive your medical records from your previous Doctor. Medical treatment is available from the date of initial registration.
To assist us with your care, please ensure that we have your up-to-date Telephone Number, Mobile Number & Email Address for you.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN BOTH OF THESE FORMS BEFORE OUR GP PRACTICE CAN REGISTER YOU AS A PATIENT
NB: if phoning our Reception regarding the status of your new registration, please phone us after 11am, as our telephone lines will be quieter and we may have time to check your paperwork.
Download the forms
Please note you must complete and sign both the New Patient Registration Form and the New Patient Medical Questionnaire before we can register you as a patient.
New Patient Registration The New Patient Registration Form is an interactive form. Therefore, it will not display properly in your browser. So, please download and view with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Right click on the link and select the download option.
In accordance with Health Board name recommendations, all new patients should present two forms of identification. This is required to reduce and prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain or misuse NHS care. Overseas visitors may be asked for additional information to prove NHS entitlement.
One form of identity must ideally be photographic such as:
- Drivers Licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for prove of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council Tax document
- Television Licence
- Payslips (last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors Letter- (Clearly showing name and address)
If unable to provide photographic evidence then you must present one of the above and one of the following:-
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- DivorceAnnulment Papers.
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive and staff are entitled to ask for further proof if required. Please note you will not be registered with the practice if you cannot provide the documents required to prove NHS eligibility.
Our Practice area is Musselburgh, Wallyford, Whitecraig and part of Edinburgh. The area is bounded to the west by Brunstane Road as far as the roundabout at the Jewel on Milton Road, then following the Edinburgh A1 to Newcraighall Road, returning down Newcraighall Road to Musselburgh and including the village of Newcraighall. To the east, the area is bounded by the end of Ravensheugh Road, Wallyford Toll roundabout and to the south by the villages of Wallyford, Carberry and Whitecraig.
Moving Address Outwith the Practice Area
If you are a registered patient with the practice, and then move to an address outwith our practice area, you should register with a practice in the new area that you are living.
If you do not tell us that you have moved to an address outwith our practice area and remain registered, we will (if notified by any other Hospital or Agency that you have changed your home address to one outwith our practice area) write a letter to you – informing you that you will have to re-register with a practice in your new area. We will also send a letter to Primary Care for NHS Lothian, informing them that you are now living outwith our practice area, and that you should, therefore, be removed by them from our list of registered patients.