Patients have a right to confidentiality.
Where possible, patients may choose to consult any doctor within the practice subject to availability of appointments or home visit workload. In cases of short notice or emergency, the practice nominates a duty doctor in rotation.
In the event of a complaint, patients have access to the practice complaints procedure. This can be accessed via the Practice Manager or Dr Grant.
A chaperone may be requested by any patient if they would prefer to have one.
Female patients are required to have a female chaperone (normally a nurse) during gynaecological examination by a male doctor.
Patients have access to their medical records in keeping with the Access to Medical Records Act 1990, subsumed within the Data Protection Act, subject to the recommended administration fee.
The practice operates an anti-discrimination policy.
The practice strives to run appointments to time. If an appointment is running more than 30 minutes late, patients will be notified.
To participate in your own healthcare and treatment.
To attend booked appointments or cancel giving 24 hours’ notice if possible.
Abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the list.
Patients treated for Drug Addiction are required to sign a Contract Agreement.
Due to the increase in missed appointments, it would be appreciated if you could let us know as early as possible if you are unable to make your agreed appointment. Failure to do so will reduce the number of available appointments for other patients.