The Hopetoun PracticeBellevue Medical Centre26 Huntingdon PlaceEdinburgh, EH7 4ATTel: 0131 556 2642
The Practice accepts patients from the area of Edinburgh bounded by George Street to the south, Granton Road to the west, Lochend Road to the east and Lindsay Road to the north.
In order to register, you will need to provide certain documents to prove your identity. Although the exact requirements may vary slightly depending on individual situations, the following is a guide to what you should bring with you when you come to register:
If you have previously been registered with a GP in the UK:
If you have not previously been registered with a GP in the UK:
Although it is not essential, new patients may book in with the Practice Nurse for a brief check-up at registration.
Patients who are taking repeat medications should make arrangements to see a GP for review before requesting prescriptions.
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These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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If you are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor, but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from the a GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list, whilst still remaining a patient of your permanent GP.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. ALL temporary patients MUST be able to provide identification, preferrable photographic (passport, driving licence etc), but a valid bank debit card can be accepted. Credit cards cannot be accepted.
If you usually reside in a country that is within the European Economic Area (EEA), you will be able to receive free treatment under the NHS, provided you are in possession of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). If you cannot produce your EHIC, you can only be seen under a private, fee-paying, basis.
If you usually reside in a country that is outside the EEA, you are not entitled to free NHS treatment unless your country has a reciprocal arrangement with the UK. Reception can advise if this is the case. You will be charged for all consultations and treatment if your country does not have a reciprocal arrangement.
NB Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient, although they do have an obligation to offer treatment in the event of a medical emergency.
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