Townhead Medical Practice

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

    Telephone: 01674 676 161
    Out of hours: 111

    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

    You will need to complete the new patient registration form (GPR) and a New Patient Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire, both can be downloaded and printed from this page. If you are unable to do this please contact us and we can arrange to send this to you by post.

    Please either post this back to us or post in the letterbox near the entrance of the front door. It is important that you complete and return BOTH forms:

    • GPR Registration Form: To be completed in full and signed. 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 GPR Registration form, or a copy is available from reception. 
    • New Patient Questionnaire: We require information which will be held securely in your medical record. Please provide as much information as you can. Download the New Patient Questionnaire, or a copy is available from reception.
    • Medical Card: If you do not have such a card the registration process may take a little longer.

    Until you are fully registered with the practice, you will remain registered with your previous GP.

    If you have regular medication we may require confirmation of this from your previous practice before we can issue any prescriptions.

    New Patient Registration

    All new patients are invited to attend new patient registration with the practice nurse / doctor as part of our registration process.

    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.

    Doctor Preference

    If you prefer a particular type of doctor e.g. female for female patient and vice versa, we will note this and do our best to respect your choice, however not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.

    Change of Address and / or Moving Out of Our Catchment Area

    If you change your address or telephone number please inform the practice. If you move out with the area covered by the practice you will have to register with a doctor in the area in which you are living.

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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.