Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home and need to receive treatment for a medical condition, you can register as a temporary patient with a practice for up to 3 months.  This will allow you to be on the practice list and still remain a patient of your usual GP.  Simply contact a local practice for advice about this.  Please be aware that you cannot register as a temporary patient anywhere within reasonable distance of your own practice, and that practices are not obliged to accept you on to their list although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment.

Temporary registration expires after 3 months, at which point you will have to reapply or register permanently with that practice.

If you have run out of medication whilst away from home and are registered with a Scottish GP practice, you can attend any community pharmacy who will be able to help you without the need to be seen by a GP.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form


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