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12 High Street, Fochabers, IV32 7EP

Telephone: 01343 820247

Fax: 01343 829930

fochabersadministrator@nhs.net

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Temporary Residents

Welcome

You can begin the registration process online by completing the initial questionnaire and submitting it to us. Use the links below for the most appropriate registration application.  Please visit the surgery during normal working hours (08:00 – 18:00) and if you haven’t already started the registration process, tell the Clinical Administrator that you would like to register as a Temporary Residents.  If you have your medical card, please bring it with you.

Scroll down for the Temporary Resident submission form

What is a Temporary Resident?

A  Temporary Resident is someone who temporarily resident away from their normal place of residence and is not being provided with essential services (or their equivalent) under any other arrangement in the locality where he or she is temporarily residing; or moving from place to place and not for the time being resident in any place.  A person is regarded as temporarily resident in a place if, when the person arrives in that place, the person intends to stay there for more than 24 hours but not more than three months.

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.

Contractual Obligation

All patients are advised that Fochabers Medical Practice is not an NHS organisation; rather, and like almost all medical practices in Grampian, it is an independent contractor with a contract to NHS Grampian.

Leaving the list

You can leave the practice list at any time. This may be because you are moving away but you may wish to move to one of the other local practices. You do not have to tell us you are leaving but it would be nice of you to let us know. In very rare circumstances you may be removed from the list.  This will only occur when we feel that the trust that must be present between you and the doctors no longer exists.

Temporary Resident

If you are ill whilst 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.
  • Full name
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Date Format: DD dash MM dash YYYY
    The date that you are planning to be a temporary registered patient
  • You must tell us how long you are staying in the area
  • Please let us know anything about your medical condition in order for us to better meet your requirements i.e. allergies etc