Partners in Health

Partners in Health

Partners in Health

The care of patients is fundamental to the service we provide and, as a partner, it should be recognised that the patient has responsibility in part for his or her own well being. We may prescribe treatments to aid a particular complaint or condition and may make recommendation to changes and/or modifications in lifestyle to promote the patient’s well-being.

In return we ask you to:

  • Comply with any treatment recommended or prescribed.

  • Try to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible and ask for help and advice if necessary.

Make the Most of Our Services

Please read the notices posted in the surgery. Make sure you know our opening times. Find out how to arrange home visits, repeat prescriptions and urgent appointments. You may not always need to see a doctor, ask what services the nurse can provide. Keep your appointment or cancel it.

Take a list of questions with you when you see your doctor or nurse. Ask your doctor to write down anything that you do not understand the answers to. Take a friend or relative with you if necessary.

Tell the receptionist if you need more time to speak to the doctor/nurse, she can arrange this for you. Think twice before making an appointment:

  • Do you really need to see a doctor?
  • Have you tried simple home treatments?

Find out how the practice deals with complaints.

Practice Charter

We have a Practice Charter and a complaints procedure. We are registered under the Data Protection Act and publish data in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Medical Advice

If you need medical advice outside of GP opening hours, please contact NHS 111 and you will be medically triaged and referred to an appropriate Health Care Service.

Care Quality Commission