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Lour Road Group Practice3 - 5 Lour Road Forfar, DD8 2ASTel: 01307 463122
We are aware that there is a new NHS App - "NHS Digital" - this app is only for NHS England and does not apply in the rest of the UK. As far as we know there are no non-clinical data sharing policies currently being discussed in Scotland.
Please do not attend the surgery to make an appointment, our doors are locked and only patients with pre-booked appointments are allowed access.
If you think you have received a call or text message related to corona virus that you think is fraudulent please refer to the Action Fraud website.
From Friday 10th July 2020 we are encouraging all patients who are attending the surgery to wear a face mask/face covering.
New Patient Registration
At present due to covid restrictions we are unable to accept any local interpractice transfers. If you have just moved into our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete and sign a GPR REGISTRATION FORM to request registration at the practice. The full set of forms required to be completed for registering with the Practice are under "New Patients", "Registration Forms". We routinely ask patients for some form of identification, for example photo identity such as your passport or driving licence and/or proof of address on a recent utilities or council tax bill.
If you have a Medical Card (Form GP4) this would also be helpful. Please complete all mandatory sections of the GPR form as this will help us to quickly obtain your medical records from your previous practice.
You will also be asked to complete a Patient Health Check Questionnaire to give us some key information about your past medical history. If for any reason your application is declined (this is very unlikely), we will write to you to explain the reason.
You have the right to express a preference to receive services from a particular clinician or group of clinicians within the Team, generally or in relation to a particular condition. If you express a preference, then we will record that preference in your medical records.
Your registration will be with the practice as a whole rather than with an individually named GP. However, you may request to see any doctor, and indeed it can be better if you can build a relationship with a particular doctor. You will understand that all the doctors are busy and that your preferred doctor may be fully booked on the day you wish to see him/her, but we will do our best to find an appointment to suit your needs.
Should you or any member of your family change your name, address, marital status or telephone number PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOTIFY US as soon as possible.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
If you wish to register with us, select this link GPR Registration Form which opens a blank GPR form that you can either complete online, save and email to the Practice on TAY.firstname.lastname@example.org or print off to fill out manually and then either put through the Practice letterbox or post to the Practice along with the other forms required for registration, see below.
We also require you to complete three additional practice forms:
Completing these forms will give us key information regarding your health - especially if you require to see a doctor or nurse prior to us receiving your medical records from your last practice.
Simply click each of the text hyperlinks below to download and print the forms for you to complete and bring with you on your first visit to the practice.
New Patient Health Questionnaire LRGP Registration Form
KEY INFORMATION SUMMARY - KIS Form
CONTRACT BETWEEN NEW PATIENT & PRACTICE
Please note - all new patients are required to supply us with some form of identification
e.g. medical record card, passport, birth certificate etc.
The Practice provides General Medical Services to persons resident within our practice boundary as shown above.
If you move, or already live outwith the boundary, you may be asked to register with a GP Practice situated nearer your home.
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. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
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 local 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 no more than three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.