Registering with the Practice

To register with our practice you must live in Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay or Inverkip.

At present our list is Open but Full to Inverkip and Wemyss Bay residents and registration will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

You can only register with a GP Practice where you are staying in the area for more than 3 months.

Please note, it can often take several weeks for medical records to be transferred to the practice. Therefore, we advise that you make a request from your current practice for 2 months of repeat prescriptions in advance of leaving your current practice.

There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with our practice. If you live outside the boundary area then you will need to register with another practice. Should you have any queries relating to registration please email [email protected] for information on how to do this.

If you stay outwith our Practice area

If you do not stay within our catchment area other GP practices can be found by accessing the link shown below.

Registered with a Doctor outside the UK

Please note that if you were previously registered with a Doctor outside the UK then the Practice will not have access to your medical notes. All patients who register from abroad should contact their previous Doctor to obtain copies of their notes.

Register online

Step 1: Complete online registration form

Our online registration form will collect your details, a brief outline of your medical history and record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.

Step 2: Upload scans of photo identity and proof of address

Please deliver to the practice copies of two forms of your identity.
One form of identity must contain a photo of yourself and the other must provide evidence of your current address. You may upload your forms online.

Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the practice. Please note it may take several weeks for this transaction to take place so please ensure you have enough medication supplied by your previous practice to cover you during this period. 

Your medical records remain with your registered GP but we will provide you with full medical care while you are in the area. If you leave the UK for a period of more than three months the doctor is no longer responsible for your medical care and may not provide repeat medication in your absence.

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 our Practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

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.

Disabled Patient Facilities

The Practice provides limited access for disabled patients at both Skelmorie and Wemyss Bay surgeries.