Your rights and responsibilities
You have the right to:
- Register and receive treatment regardless of your sex, age, disability, race or income provided you live within the normal catchment area
- Be treated as an individual and with respect
- Be seen the same day for a problem you and the medical team agree to be urgent
- To a chaperone when appropriate. On the rare occasion one is not available the appointment may be rescheduled
- Be able to book in advance to see the practitioner of your choice
- Access the practice out of hours service
- Have your treatment explained to you
- Refuse to be treated in front of any medical students
- Gain access to an interpreter
- To complain, without discrimination, if there is a problem
You are responsible for:
- Making and keeping appointments
- Arriving punctually
- Notifying the surgery if you are unable to keep your appointment
- Ordering repeat prescription in adequate time
- Treat doctors and practice staff with courtesy
- Switching off mobile phones when with a Health Professional
- Informing the practice of any change of address, name or telephone number
We try at all times to deal with patients in a polite and courteous manner. In return we expect that the same is shown to both the staff and doctors at the surgery. Whilst we understand that a visit to the doctors can at times be stressful or worrying we will not tolerate aggression or abuse to either our reception staff or any of the Professional staff at the surgery.
Any patient being threatening or abusive to any member of our team may be removed from our practice list without further warning.
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