New Patients

New patients

We are open for new patient registrations on Thursdays ONLY. Forms will be available at reception. Once we reach our maximum number of registrations for that week our system will close. Please try again the following Thursday. You must ensure your address is within our catchment area before registering. Our catchment area is outlined on the map. 

We cannot accept medical students at this practice. 

It can take up to 1 week for your registration to be processed. You will receive a text or email confirming your registration has been successful. Do not contact us before this time to check on the progress of your registration.

We can only accept registrations for patients who are already living in our practice area. Do not submit forms if you have not arrived in Edinburgh yet. 

Due to overwhelming online demand we will accept paper registration forms only. These can be collected from reception.

Patients should continue to try to register with their local practice where lists are open, although in some cases it may take longer than usual to register.  If you are experiencing difficulty in registering with a practice please email for advice on where to register. If contacting, please include your full address and postcode in your email.

Boundary Map

Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Temporary Patient Registrations

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.


By Bus

Bus Number 14 to West Richmond Street

Bus Numbers 2,3,5,7,8,21,31,33,81,87,89,X91 to Nicholson Street.

By Car

There are parking meters adjacent to Mackenzie Medical Centre on West Richmond Street.


  • Disabled access via ramp and automatic doors
  • Induction loop at reception for those with impaired hearing.
  • Practice leaflet is available in audio format.