PATIENT CHARTER

PATIENT CHARTER

We aim to provide the best possible service to our patients and hope you will feel that we achieve that aim.

The care of your health is a partnership between yourself and the Primary Health Care Team.  The success of that partnership depends on an understanding of each other’s needs and co-operation between us.

Our responsibility to you:

  • You will be greeted courteously
  • You have a right to confidentiality
  • You have the right to see your medical records subject to GDPR regulations
  • If your problem is urgent or an emergency you will be seen the same day.
  • You will be referred to a consultant when your GP thinks it necessary
  • You will be given the result of any test or investigation on request or at your next appointment
  • Your repeat prescription will be ready for collection within 2 working days
  • Your suggestions and comments about the services offered will be considered sympathetically and any complaint dealt with quickly

Your responsibility to us:

  • Please treat all surgery staff with the same respect – we are all just doing our job
  • Do not ask for information about anyone other than yourself
  • Tell us of any change of name, address or telephone number, so that our records are accurate
  • Only request an urgent appointment if appropriate.  Home visits should only be requested if you are really too ill to attend surgery.
  • Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend
  • Please be punctual, but be prepared to wait if your own consultation is delayed by an unexpected emergency
  • Please allow sufficient time for your consultant’s letter or the results of any tests to reach us
  • Use the tear off slip to request your repeat prescription whenever possible.  When asked to do so; Please attend for review.
  • Do let us know whenever you feel we have not met our responsibility to you
  • We would, of course, be pleased to hear when you feel praise is due as well.