New Patient Registration      

With all the new houses in East Lothian the 3 practices in Newton port surgery are working with the health board to develop our services to cope with an increase of up to 3000 new patients over the next few years.  The Newton Port building houses 3 separate GP surgeries (Tyne, Orchard, and Lammermuir medical practices).  There is a notice at reception directing new patients to register with a preferred surgery each week.  This will change on a weekly rotation to ensure the three practices all grow in size at about the same rate.  New patients are of course entitled to register with any of the 3 practices at any time if they wish.

If you wish to register as a patient you will be asked to complete a New Patient Registration Form,  your Ethnicity Form and our New Patient Health Questionnaire. Our reception staff can assist you in the registration process. PLEASE ENSURE ALL 3 FORMS  ABOVE ARE COMPLETE TO REGISTER WITH THE PRACTICE

You will be asked to provide proof of identity and ideally this should be one of the following items and also proof of your address i.e. utility bill etc:

  • Birth certificate
  • Student ID
  • Driving licence
  • Passport


You will be offered an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss any on-going health problems (new patient medical). If you have any repeat medications please bring your up to date medication list to this appointment.


Practice Area

Our practice area includes:

  • Athelstaneford
  • Ballencrieff
  • Drem
  • West & East Fortune
  • Garvald
  • Gifford
  • Gladsmuir
  • Haddington
  • Saltoun
  • Pencaitland

A detailed map of our practice area is available at reception. We are unable to take people out with our practice area.

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.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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