Practice Charter

It is the policy of this practice to treat all patients equally and with respect. We aim to give a caring and efficient service. You may see any of the doctors or nurses, subject to availability of appointments.

To enable you to receive the best possible service there needs to be co-operation and understanding between us.

Our responsibility to you:

  • greet you courteously
  • keep your information confident
  • you can see your medical records subject to the limitations of the law
  • if your problem is urgent you will be seen the same day
  • where possible you will be seen by the doctor of your choice
  • if there is a significant delay for your appointment we will inform you
  • you will be referred to a consultant when the GP thinks it necessary
  • test results can be obtained
  • repeat prescriptions will be ready for within 48 hours of request
  • suggestions and comments about our services will be considered sympathetically
  • complaints will be dealt with quickly

Your responsibility to us

  • Tell us of any change of name and address, so that our records are accurate
  • Remember – Urgent appointments are for urgent problems only

Home visits

Home visits should only be requested if you are too ill to attend surgery

  • cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend – another patient could use it
  • be punctual, but be prepared to wait if your own consultation is delayed by an unexpected emergency
  • allow sufficient time for consultant’s letters and/or test results to reach us
  • do not ask for information about anyone other than yourself

We expect patients to treat NHS staff, and other patients politely, and with respect. We will not accept violence, racial, sexual or verbal harassment. Any incident involving violence will be reported to the Police and the Primary Care Organisation and the patient will be removed from the Practice List. 

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