Registering with the practice

The Rhinns Medical Centre is a dispensing Practice.  The Practice provides General Medical Services to patients from all areas of Islay on behalf of Argyll & Bute CHP and NHS Highland*.  The GPs also provide the Out of Hours service for Islay and care for patients in Islay Hospital.

If you wish to register with the Rhinns Medical Centre, please complete and return a registration form (available from reception) and we will request your records from Practitioner Services.  You do not need to inform your previous GP.  It usually takes at least 1 month for your records to be sent to the Practice.  Once registered you will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire and given an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant for a new patient medical.

*Further information on these organizations can be found at

 If you have moved to the area from abroad the registration process is the same, however we will not receive any medical records for you.  If English is not your first language please let us know and we will try to access information on registering with a GP in the appropriate language.  Interpreter services can also be arranged as required.