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MPs call for tax on social media companies
18 Mar 2019 07:35
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.
Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections
16 Mar 2019 00:05
A study finds the bacteria and viruses in the nose could give clues to improve the diagnosis.
McDonald's: Tom Watson urges chain to drop Monopoly campaign
17 Mar 2019 09:25
The campaign is a "danger to public health" as it encourages people to eat more, says MP Tom Watson.
NHS let me down, says health manager with cancer
14 Mar 2019 16:07
A patient with late-stage bowel cancer hits out as figures show cancer waits are at their worst level since records began.
Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'
14 Mar 2019 11:46
Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.
Cancer's 'internal wiring' predicts relapse risk
14 Mar 2019 02:13
Breast cancer is 11 separate diseases each with a different risk of relapse, says study.
You will be treated
as an individual and will be given due courtesy and respect at all times. You have the right to be treated confidentially.
Respect for religious and cultural beliefs
will be honoured.
We will answer the telephone
promptly and courteously.
will be made when requested and if a doctor feels that you are not well enough or are too infirm to attend the surgery. The final decision rests with the doctor. Where possible visits to be requested before 11.00am daily.
We may give you your test results
when you telephone the surgery or you may be asked to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss them.
On registering as a new patient
you will be offered a health check with the nurse.
You will be given a time to see a doctor
in accordance with the system used in this practice. If there is a substantial delay for any reason, you will be given an explanation.
Please allow at least 48 hours before collecting repeat prescriptions. Please also note repeat prescriptions can now be ordered online, anyone interested should ask at reception for details.
Routine referral letters
for hospital appointments will normally be dispatched within one working day of referral being agreed with the doctor. Urgent referrals for hospital appointments may be faxed, telephoned or provided as a hand-written note for a patient to take to the hospital.
We ask that you treat
our doctors and all practice staff with due courtesy and respect.
The first hour of the morning
can be extremely busy. Please take the advice given to you at the practice.
Let us know immediately
if you change your address or name and remember to give your phone number and postcode.
Please contact the surgery
between 8.30 and 11.00am for a home visit during the day which will be at the discretion of the doctor.
A home visit for a genuine emergency can be requested at any time.
are ordered for you, please ask your doctor or a member of staff about receiving the results.
Please let us know if you are unable to keep an appointment
. We can then offer it to someone else.
Please check our patient information booklet
for the procedure for obtaining repeat prescriptions.
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