Register as New Patient
If you are living in the area for more than 3 months you are recommended to register permanently with the GP Practice nearest to your address.
Further information on Registering with a GP and link to the registration form to complete -
To register with Tweeddale Medical Practice please email completed form to -
The practice boundary area includes Fort William, Caol, Inverlochy, Claggan, Lochyside, Banavie and Corpach. It extends to Glenfinnan to the West, Loch Lochy to the North, Roy Bridge and Fersit to the East, and the Ballachulish Bridge to the South, effectively Post Code areas PH31, PH33, PH34 and PH37.
In an attempt to facilitate access to healthcare, the practice has a policy to consider applications from patients who reside just outwith the practice boundary but who either
- work full-time in the practice area or
- are Health Service Employees for whom registering with their local practice would be a conflict of interest
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are unwell 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 up to 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 re-register as a temporary patient or 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.
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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