Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

Telephone: 01674 673 400
Out of hours: 111

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Registering with Us


Practice Catchment Area

As a guide, the practice covers a radius of approx 12km (8 miles), including Montrose and the villages of St Cyrus, Hillside, Marykirk, Dun, Farnell, Lunan, Inverkeilor & Ferryden.

For further information please contact reception.

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How to Register as a Patient

When you want to register with a new GP practice, you'll need to follow these steps to ensure 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 will not be traced.

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

You will need to complete the General Practice Registration Form (GPR) and a New Patient Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire. You can also register for online patient services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online. All forms can be downloaded and printed from the Forms to be Completed section below:

Forms to be Completed

  • General Practice Registration Form: To be completed in full. We request proof of identity for all new patients registering. This can be in the form of a photo driving licence, passport, bus pass etc. Parent's identification is adequate when registering children aged under 16.
    Download the General Practice Registration form
  • New Patient Questionnaire: We require information which will be held securely in your medical record. Please provide as much information as you can.
    Download a New Patient Questionnaire
  • Online Services Registration Form: Register for online services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online.
    Download Patient Services Registration form
  • Until you are fully registered with the practice, you will remain registered with your current GP Practice.

Until we receive confirmation of your past medical history and medication we will not be able to issue any repeat prescriptions. You should ask your previous GP for a supply until your registration process is completed.

It is important that you complete and return all forms including ID.

You can post your completed forms and ID in the letterbox at the end of the heath centre building, or alternatively email everything to annatbank.tayside@remove-this.nhs.scot.

New Patient Registration

Once registered you will receive an SMS text message with the new patient registration questionnaire to complete if you have provided us with a mobile number. Otherwise, all new patients are required to attend new patient registration with the practice nurse or doctor before registration can be confirmed.

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Patients from Overseas

There are laid down guidelines for patients from overseas which vary depending on the country of origin. Additional / Other documentation may be required in these circumstances - the Practice Manager or Reception Staff can advise.

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Temporary Registration

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 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.