Patient Rights and Responsibilities
You will be treated with respect and as a partner in your care.
Being a partner means you have responsibilities too.
- Ensure our patients have 24-hour access to medical advice.
- Aim for you to have access to a suitably qualified medical professional within 48 hours
of your initial contact during surgery hours, or in an urgent case, the same day.
- Work in partnership with you to achieve the best medical care possible.
- Involve you and listen to your opinions and views in all aspects of your medical care.
- The prevention of disease, illness and injury is a primary concern. The medical staff will
advise and inform you of the steps you can take to promote good health and a healthy lifestyle.
We would respectfully ask that you:
- Let us know if you intend to cancel an appointment or are running late.
- Treat staff with courtesy and respect. Reception staff may have to ask some personal
questions to assist us in providing you with the best service.
- Inform the practice staff of any alterations in your circumstances, such as change of
surname, address or telephone number. Please ensure that we have your correct telephone
number, even if it's ex-directory.
This important as we require up-to-date contact details, for example if we need to get in
touch with you.
As patients, you are responsible for your own health and that of any dependants. It is important
that you adhere to information and advice given to you by health professionals, and co-operate with
the practice in endeavouring to keep you healthy.