Registering as a new patient

Practice Area

The Practice will accept patients from any part of the Isle of Lewis covered by postcode areas HS1 and HS2.  Patients can be seen at Stornoway or Habost, whichever is most convenient.

During the Coronavirus pandemic we would encourage new patients to register online.

You can register:

ONLINE

IMPORTANT! You need to complete both of the following forms to complete registration (a total of 4 pages). Please ensure you submit all four pages.

Registration Forms:

You can download guidance notes and forms by clicking the following links:

NHS Scotland Application to Register Permanently with a General Medical Practice

The Group Practice New Patient Health Questionnaire 2022

  • download and complete the registration form and health questionnaire
  • email the completed forms to [email protected]
  • if possible add copies of your ID or proof of your new address
  • The forms do not require a signature
  • We will acknowledge your application by email. If you have heard nothing 48 hours after applying, please contact the surgery on (01851) 703145; someone will assist you.

You may need to get Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the forms. Click here to download for free.

You can find out more about registering with a GP practice by visiting NHS Inform.


BY PHONE

Phone (01851) 703145 and tell the receptionist you want to register as a permanent patient. Your call will be transferred to the appropriate department.


IN PERSON

You can register as a patient by visiting either surgery, Stornoway or Habost as appropriate, and completing the necessary registration forms. These forms are also available to download from our website, see the links above.

  • You will be required to provide photo ID (passport, driving licence) when you register.
  • You will be registered with the practice and not a specific doctor.
  • When making an appointment, should you wish to see a specific doctor you may request this at the time and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Registering at Stornoway:

Guidance for new patients – Stornoway

Registering at Habost:

Guidance for new patients – Habost

Temporary Registration

Patients staying in the area for less than three months may be seen as temporary residents.  Our reception staff will assist you to register as a temporary patient.

The Group Practice will close

every Thursday afternoon

commencing Thursday 16 June 2022

for staff training and development.


If you require medical attention that cannot wait you can phone the surgery on 01851 703145.  You will be given the option to leave a message and a GP will phone you.

 

You can also submit an eConsult via our website (www.groupmedical.co.uk) if you need to contact a GP or nurse and it is not urgent.


In the case of an emergency call 999