With rights come responsibilities and for the patient this means:
- Where an appointment has been made, you should attend on time or give adequate notice to the practice if you wish to cancel.
- You should remember that an appointment is for one person only and that an additional appointment should be booked if a second person needs to be seen.
- You should help to make the best use of the Doctors’ time, eg by REQUESTING VISITS BEFORE 10.00am whenever possible and by attending the surgery rather than requesting a visit wherever possible.
- You should take appropriate steps to prevent ill health eg not smoking, attending for immunisations and cervical smears etc, if necessary with guidance from the Doctors and Practice Nurses.