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Registration Update

21st August 2023

Albyn Medical Practice is currently unable to accept any new patient registration requests. This is due to us having exceeded what we consider a safe patient list size in order to continue delivering a high quality of care. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note, we are unable to provide a timescale on when we may be able to accept new registrations. 

How to Register With Us

We are delighted that you are considering Albyn Medical practice for your healthcare needs.

The practice provides National Health medical services to patients in the Aberdeen area. The practice has approximately 10,500 patients and covers the city of Aberdeen. The surgery is situated in the centre of the city and easily accessible by public transport from most parts.

Please contact the practice by telephoning 01224 586829 and ask for information on how to register.

Visit the practice between 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to complete registration forms.

We need to ensure all new patients reside within the practice boundaries. Please click on the Practice Catchment Area tab or ask one of our receptionists prior to registration if you are uncertain.

Patients may ask to see any of the doctors at the surgery but home visits are made on a zoned basis. If a patient moves outwith the practice boundary they will be asked to register with another practice. Details of the area covered by Albyn Medical practice can be found under the "New Patients" header.

All new patient applications must be accompanied by two forms of identification (one confirming your home address and the other photographic evidence).

If you are from overseas it is important that we establish your residency status within Scotland and you will be asked to produce documentation to support your application (passport, EHIC, Visa, etc.).

Please make sure that the practice has your correct name, address and a contact telephone number at all times.

Practice Catchment Area

Only patients living within our practice catchment area can be accepted for registration.

Our catchment area covers most of Aberdeen City within the following boundaries:

  • North of City: - River Don then south from Haudagain roundabout taking in Heathryfold, Northfield, Mastrick and Sheddocksley, across to Kingswells.
  • West of City: - Kingswells following the road over towards Cults, down Kirk Brae to North Deeside Road.
  • South of the City: - Along North Deeside Road, down Westerton Road onto Inchgarth Road, then following the River Dee, over the bridge taking in Leggart, then south on the Stonehaven Road, taking in all of kincorth and Redmoss, north along Wellington Road to the railway line.

We regret that we are unable to accept patients living in the following areas:

Altens, Banchory Devenick, Bieldside, Bridge of Don, Bucksburn, Cove, Cults, (other than mentioned above), Maryculter, Milltimber

Registration Forms

Temporary 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.

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:


Disabled Access

Patients who have difficulty with stairs or who are disabled may obtain access at the rear of the surgery using the ramp to the back door. We have a disabled parking space in the rear car park. If you would like to use this parking space or to arrange for assistance when attending please let the receptionist know when you book your appointment.

Baby Changing Facilities

There are baby-changing facilities in the first floor toilet.

Breast Feeding

You can use the Health Education room if this is available - please ask the health visitor or at reception.