To register with the Practice please collect a registration form from the front desk, or use the link below to download a registration form & New Patient Questionnaire. Complete both forms by hand and bring into the practice yourself, with proof of your identity and your address.

Please allow (at least) two working days for you to be fully registered before making an appointment.

To assist us with your care, please ensure that we have your up-to-date telephone number, mobile number & email address.

Student Services

QMU Students, living in Halls on campus or living at an address in the Musselburgh area, are encouraged to register with us:

Riverside Medical Practice
Musselburgh Primary Care Centre,
Inveresk Road, Musselburgh EH21 7BP

Download the registration forms and questionnaire, print and complete by hand, and hand into Reception personally.

If you are registered with Riverside Medical Practice and stay in Halls or live at an address in the Musselburgh area, and require an appointment with a Doctor, please telephone the surgery during opening hours on 0131 536 4468

Please register as a patient with the practice now, do not leave finding a Doctor until you are unwell. Students must be registered before they are able to access our services.

Registration Policy

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:

  • Passport
  • 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
  • Divorce Annulment 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.

Practice Area

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 Outside the Practice Area

If you are a registered patient with the practice, and then move to an address outside 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.

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