Your Rights and Responsibilities
Patients have responsibilities as well as rights and for patients we would respectfully request that you:
- Treat practice staff and doctors with the same consideration and courtesy that you would like yourself. Remember that they are trying to help you
- Please request home visits before 11:00.
- Please ensure that you order your repeat medication in plenty of time allowing 48 working hours.
- Please ensure that you have a basic first aid kit at home and initiate minor illness and self-care for you and your family.
- Please attend any specialist appointments that have been arranged for you or cancel them if your condition has resolved or you no longer wish to attend.
- Please follow up any test or investigations done for you with the person who has requested the investigation.
- Attend appointments on time and check in with one of our receptionists. Patients who are more than 20 minutes late for their appointment will not be seen.
- If you are unable to make your appointment or no longer need it, please give the practice adequate notice that you wish to cancel. Appointments are heavily in demand and missed appointments waste time and delay more urgent patients receiving the treatment they need.
- An appointment is for one person only. Where another family member needs to be seen or discussed, another appointment should be made.
- Patients should make every effort to present at the surgery to ensure the best use of nursing and medical time. Home visits are for the housebound only and should be medically justifiable and not requested for social convenience.
- Please inform us when you move home, change your name or telephone number, so that we can keep our records correct and up to date.
- Read the practice leaflets and other information that we give you. They are there to help you use our services. If you do not understand their content please tell us.
- Let us have your views. Your ideas and suggestions whether complimentary or critical are important in helping us to provide a first class, safe, friendly service in pleasant surroundings.