16 Westgate, Friockheim, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 4TX

Telephone: 01241 828 444 ( Out of hours: 111 )
Email: friockheim.tayside@remove-this.nhs.net

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Change to registering with the practice at present

Due to Covid-19 we are currently not able to accept new registrations from anyone who still lives within their current GP practice area


Practice Catchment Area

Our practice area is shown with our catchment area marked.
Click on the map to enlarge it and check if you live within our catchment area.

If you are unsure, you can also contact reception to confirm. 

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to re-register with a more local practice.

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How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area you can join our list. To register you can either download the registration form using the link below or visit the surgery to collect a registration form. You will require the following information:

  • GPR Registration Form: To be completed in full and signed. We request proof of identity for all new patients registering. The GPR Registration form can be downloaded here, or is available from reception.
  • Two forms of identification: One being photo identification and the other a utility bill or similar to confirm residence.

Please note that patients will be registered to the practice not a specific GP.

Health Questionnaire and New Patient Check

You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and all patients are entilted to a new patient check with the practice nurse if required, allowing us to provide medical care in the interim period, while your medical records are transferred from your old practice to your new GP.

Repeat Medication

If you are on repeat medication, you must speak to the doctor first before a prescription can be issued.

Changes to Personal Details

If you move house, please let us know. If the move is still within our practice catchment area we would be happy to continue to provide your care. Please also inform the practice if you change your telephone number, whether it is a landline number or your mobile number. Some hospital departments use telephone numbers to contact patients rather than letters.

Period of Non-Registration with a GP Practice

Where a patient is not registered with a GP practice for any reason, the period of non-registration may invalidate specific policies e.g. a travel insurance policy:

Some companies ask that you are:

  • A permanent resident of the United Kingdom
  • Registered with a Medical Practitioner in the United Kingdom
  • Travelling from and returning to the United Kingdom

Guide to GP Services

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.

Online Services

You can also register for online services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online. See our Patient Services page for further information.

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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 16 days. After 16 days you will need to re-register as a temporary patient or register as a 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 need 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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form