ALL MEMBERS OF THE SURGERY TEAM ARE DEDICATED TO A QUALITY POLICY TO ACHIEVE HEALTH SERVICES WHICH MEET THE PATIENT'S REQUIREMENTS.
All new patients will receive a copy of our practice leaflet and copies will be displayed at the reception desk.
Our surgery building will be welcoming easy for patients to find their way around and appropriate to the needs of users.
Patients' Rights to General Medical Services
Patients have the rights to:
- be registered with a General Practitioner
- change doctor if desired
- be offered a health check on joining the practice
- receive emergency care at any time from the practice
- receive appropriate drugs and medicines
- be referred for specialist or second opinion if they and the GP agree
- have the right to view their medical records, subject to the Acts and to know that those working for the NHS are
- under legal obligation to keep the contents confidential
Changes to Procedures
When changes are introduced to practice procedures that affect patients, we will ensure that these are clearly explained, by means of waiting room notice board or individual leaflets giving as much notice as practicable.
To ensure the best possible knowledge of your personal health, these will be signed by your usual GP wherever possible. Repeat prescriptions must be requested in writing and will be available within 48hrs.
Urgent referrals to other health and social care agencies will be made within one working day of the patient consultation. Where requested our GPs will refer you to a private health provider.
We will normally process non-urgent referrals within five working days of the patient consultation or the doctor's decision to refer.
When a doctor or nurse arranges for a test to be taken the patient will be informed how to obtain the result. Results are normally available after 1 pm the following day.
Transfer of Medical Records
The Practice will endeavour to dispatch any medical record required by the Health Authority within seven working days and same day if the request is urgent.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We will respect our patients' privacy, dignity and confidentiality at all times.
With a Doctor
For routine consultations we will endeavour to offer patients an appointment within two working days of the request. For medically urgent requests we will offer an appointment on the same day.
With a Practice Nurse
For routine appointments we will offer an appointment within five working days.
If there is a delay in the appointment wait (when you arrive) of more than 20 minutes we will let you know. We are happy to update you on any delay situation if you feel that you have been waiting too long.
We are unable to guarantee a specific doctor will visit you as this depends on availability and other factors. The decision to home visit will be at the doctors’ discretion.