Branchalwood Medical Practice

New patient registration

Registering with a GP practice

Each practice within our health centre has designated weeks where they register patients. You must contact 01698 355 511 to see which practice is registering patients that week. If you submit a registration form to our practice outwith our designated weeks, it will not be processed.


To register permanently with a GP practice you’ll need to fill out the application and Health Survey and Vision Online forms below (children under the age of 5 do not need a health survey form completed). We would normally require you to attend a new patient medical, however, these have been temporarily stopped due to COVID-19. If you require further information on this, please contact the surgery.

Registration Form (PDF 246KB)

Health Survey (PDF 148KB)

Vision Online Form (PDF 87KB)


You can complete your application online, then email it along with a picture of your ID to Please note you do not need to sign your application form, consent is implied.



When you need to register with a new GP practice, these are the steps that you’ll need to follow to make sure that your new GP practice has all your medical history and your medical records. If this is your first registration with a GP practice in the UK, medical records from outwith the United Kingdom won’t be traced.

You can only register with a GP practice if you’re staying in the area for more than 3 months. If you’re not, you may still be treated, but as a Temporary Resident.

Step 1: Find your local GP

Use Scotland’s Service Directory to find your nearest GP practice – click here to find your nearest GP practice.

These results are for guidance only. Even though a GP practice is highlighted from your post code search, your address may not be served by that GP practice (and you may not be able to register with them).

Step 2: Contact the practice

Once you have found your nearest GP practice, telephone or call in person to find out whether they can accept you as a patient.

Step 3: Make an appointment to register

If they can accept you as a patient, they’ll ask you to make an appointment to register.

You don’t need ID or proof of your new address to register but it will help the practice if you can provide these.

Step 4: Complete the application form

When you attend for your appointment, they’ll ask you to complete an ‘Application to Register with a General Medical Practice’ form. Alternatively, you can complete the application form and bring it with you.

You’ll be required to provide:

  • your name
  • your current and previous address
  • your date of birth
  • full details of the GP practice you were previously registered with

What if the practice doesn’t accept me?

Sometimes, you may not be able to register with a GP practice, for example, if:

  • you live outside the area that the practice covers
  • the practice isn’t accepting new patients

You’ll need to register with another GP practice in your area instead.

It’s also important to note that you can only register with a GP practice if you’re staying in the area for more than 3 months. If you’re not, you may still be treated but as a Temporary Resident. For more information on being treated as a Temporary Resident please contact your nearest GP practice.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 27th December, 2022