Aultbea & Gairloch Medical Practice

The Health Centre, Achtercairn, Gairloch, IV21 2BP

Telephone: 01445 712229

nhsh.gp55357-reception@nhs.scot

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Aultbea Surgery, Birchburn, Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2HZ | Telephone: 01445 731221 | nhsh.gp55357-reception@nhs.scot

Register with this Practice

When you register with the practice you will be asked to fill out a registration form. If you wish please also make an appointment with a doctor or practice nurse so that a brief history of previous illnesses can be taken and routine tests can be carried out such as blood pressure etc.

The Practice area comprises the villages of Gairloch, Poolewe, Aultbea and Laide in Wester Ross and takes in the area that extends from Mungasdale (just north of Gruinard Bay) in the north to as far south as Letterewe and Grudie Bridge, halfway along the south shore of Loch Maree, in the south. All peninsular roads that extend along the lochsides in our area with their associated settlements are also included.

You may complete a registration form and email it to the Practice. We would also appreciate it if you could send us a completed New Patient health questionnaire as it will help us to help you – even if this is your first time registering with a UK GP practice. Alternatively paper copies of these forms can be collected from your local surgery for completion and handing back to us.

For more information on registering with a GP in Scotland follow the link below:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/nhs-services/doctors/registering-with-a-gp-practice#registering-with-a-gp-practice

New patient registration form

New patient health questionnaire

Please complete both of the above forms. Where a form requires a patient signature just type your name in the box. Save copies to your device then email them both to:

Practice email address

What happens to my medical record when I register?

We regularly get queries from patients about what happens to their medical records when they register with the Practice. All NHS patients have a single GP medical record that is generally held both electronically along with some historic information still held on paper. After a patient registers with us their medical record is sent to us by the previous GP practice. This can take a matter of days when the previous practice is in Scotland but it takes considerably longer than this when retrieving a record from elsewhere in the UK.

This means that when patients move to the area it is important to register with the Practice as soon as possible to give us time to get hold of the medical record. Until it arrives we may have no information about previous significant medical history such as operations, allergies, medication, disease diagnoses, etc. For new babies or for patients who have moved to be resident in the UK for the first time there is no previous record for us to retrieve but it is still important to register with the Practice so we can start to collect medical details on their behalf. For example, new babies will start their course of childhood immunisations at an early age. Without a registered GP record this information may not be collected in one place.

Similarly, when patients leave the local area once they have registered with a new GP elsewhere then we forward their record to be kept and added to by the new practice. This means that once a patient is no longer registered with us we have no access to any medical record entries which occur after de-registration.

Patients who are visiting the area or who return for a short period, for example to stay with family members, can register temporarily with us for up to 3 months. This enables them to access primary medical services whilst away from home, including emergency and immediately necessary care. After 3 months, the patient must either register permanently with us or their care reverts to their home GP practice. We will forward the details of any care provided to the home GP practice to be included in the patient’s medical record. This means that while registered temporarily with us we have no access to the patient’s full medical record as it remains with their home GP practice.

Gairloch

  • Monday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Thursday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Friday
    09:00am to 05:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Aultbea

  • Monday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00am to 01:30pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Thursday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Friday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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