Patients who have moved into the area – Inveresk Medical Practice will be taking on “New Patients” from 1stNovember 2020
We will only be able to register patients who have moved into the area. We are unable to register patients who are currently registered with a GP practice in Musselburgh.
Please contact Reception for further information and a registration pack can be posted out to you.
Acceptance on to the list is as at the discretion of the Doctor. We will ask you for proof of identity.
Once you’ve been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the Practice.
Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the Practice.
In the rare event of a patient being violent or abusive, the patient will be removed from the practice list. The patient will be informed of the reason for removal in writing and the Health Board will be informed.
Patients can obtain a list of GPs in their area from NHS Lothian, Primary Care Contractor Organisation, Pentland House 47 Robb’s Loan, Edinburgh EH14 1TY. Telephone 0131 537 8423.
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 proof 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)
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.