Patient Rights & Responsibilities
You will be treated with respect and as a partner in your care. Being a partner means you too have responsibilities. We will:
- Ensure our patients have 24 hour access to medical advice
- Aim for you to have access to a suitably qualified health 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 alteration in your circumstances, such as change of surname, address or telephone number. Please ensure we have your correct telephone number even if it is ex-directory.
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. In the very rare event of a patient being violent or threateningly abusive to staff or other people in the surgery, we may call the police and we may ask the Health Board to remove such patients from our list.