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. You may need to register as a temporary 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 nearest local practice. 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.
There are two practices in the local area, ourselves and Pittenweem Surgery. As a general rule patients should contact the practice closest to where they are living as a temporary resident.
After phoning the practice to arrange to be seen you can download and print the registration form or simply fill it in when you arrive at the surgery. All sections need to be completed. If you need a prescription for ongoing medication please contact your own practice in the first instance. They should be able to arrange for an emergency prescription.
Temporary Resident Registration Form