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University Health Service
Richard Verney Health Centre 6 Bristo Square Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Tel: 0131 650 2777
Fax: 0131 662 1813
Out of Hours: NHS 24 Tel: 111



20th September 2019


Our Practice list is FULL at present therefore we are unable to register any new patients for the time being. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

If you are a Temporary Resident or any of your family is currently registered at this Practice then please speak to reception staff on the 3rd floor. 

It is still possible for you to receive medical care but you will require to register with another GP practice for this. 

To obtain details on these practices and others registering locally to your home address you can call NHS INFORM on 0800 22 44 88 or check online at

NHS Inform

(On the NHS INFORM website, Patients should select GP practices from the drop down list in the purple box on the right hand side and enter their postcode to find the practices near to them).



Medical Treatment
You should register with a Doctor soon after your arrival in case you need medical advice/treatment whilst you are here.  If you do not register you may have difficulty accessing NHS care when you do need it.
To register go to a GP surgery and speak to reception staff.  You must live within the practice area covered by the practice and you will require your matriculation card, proof of ID eg. passport and proof of your address in Edinburgh, digital proof e.g. on your phone WILL NOT be accepted, original paper document is required. If you are from Europe please being your EHIC card with you.  Dependants will be assessed and will need to provide proof of being a dependant by showing their visa/passport.
If you are already registered with a doctor in the UK then your new practice will be unable to get your previous NHS record unless you provide them with the name and full address of the GP practice.  If you have a current medical card bring that with you.  Your registration can not be completed until you provide these details.
University Health Service
The University Health Service is a GP practice based on the University campus and provides comprehensive medical care for those who choose to register as patients of the practice and who live within the practice’s designated area.  The practice is based in the Richard Verney Health Centre,  6 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL.
If you are from overseas then we will not have access to your previous medical history and so if you have an ongoing medical condition you should bring details of that condition with you.  If you are on prescribed medication then not all drugs are available in the UK and some are only prescribed at hospital level.  It can take up to 3 months to see a hospital specialist via the NHS so you are advised to bring at least 3 month’s supply of medication with you to ensure that you have a constant supply and do not run out.

QUESTIONS you may have.

Our Practice Booklet can be found here
Our Practice Leaflet  can be found here

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