Links Health Centre, Frank Wood Way, Montrose, DD10 8TY

Telephone: 01674 676 161
Out of hours: 111

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Registering with Us


Practice Catchment Area

Apart from the town of Montrose itself, the practice area includes the neighbouring villages of St Cyrus, Hillside, Craigo, Marykirk, Dun, Farnell, Lunan, Inverkeilor and Ferryden.

A detailed map of the practice boundary is available at both Grampian and Tayside Health Boards’ Primary Care Department and can also be viewed at the surgery.

For further information please contact reception.

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How to Register as a Patient

When you want to register with a new GP practice, you'll need to follow these steps to ensure that your new GP practice has all your medical history and your medical records.

If this is your first registration with a GP practice in the UK, medical records from outwith the United Kingdom will not be traced.

You can only register with a GP practice if you are staying in the area for more than 3 months. If you are not, you may still be treated, but as a Temporary Resident.

You will need to complete the General Practice Registration Form (GPR) and a New Patient Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire. You can also register for online patient services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online. All forms can be downloaded and printed from the Forms to be Completed section below:

Forms to be Completed

  • General Practice Registration Form: To be completed in full. We request proof of identity for all new patients registering. This can be in the form of a photo driving licence, passport, bus pass etc. Parent's identification is adequate when registering children aged under 16.
    Download the General Practice Registration form
  • New Patient Questionnaire: We require information which will be held securely in your medical record. Please provide as much information as you can.
    Download a New Patient Questionnaire
  • Online Services Registration Form: Register for online services to order repeat prescriptions and book certain appointments online.
    Download Patient Services Registration form
  • Until you are fully registered with the practice, you will remain registered with your current GP Practice.

Until we receive confirmation of your past medical history and medication we will not be able to issue any repeat prescriptions. You should ask your previous GP for a supply until your registration process is completed.

It is important that you complete and return all forms including ID.

You can post your completed forms and ID in the letterbox at the end of the heath centre building, or alternatively email everything to townhead.tayside@remove-this.nhs.scot.

New Patient Registration

All new patients are required to attend new patient registration with the practice nurse or doctor before registration can be confirmed.

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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 Residents

Patients visiting from another area in the UK for a period of less than 3 months, and who become unwell, are entitled to be seen as a temporary resident. You will be able to make an appointment in the same way as one of our normally registered patients.

If you only require a supply of your regular medication and you are normally resident in Scotland, it may be possible to obtain this from a local pharmacy under the "unscheduled care" scheme. This will avoid any delay whilst waiting for a GP appointment. If you are ordinarily resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, it still may be possible for a pharmacist to liaise directly with your usual GP in order to arrange medication.