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Covid: NHS in push to vaccinate the final four million
21 Jan 2022 01:53
Hard-to-reach groups – from rough sleepers to fairground workers – are being targeted in a final vaccine push.
Public told not to delay cancer check-ups
20 Jan 2022 12:05
NHS chiefs are worried pressures on the NHS may deter people coming forward with symptoms.
Moorfields Eye Hospital gives woman, 88, UK's first 'bionic eye implant'
21 Jan 2022 06:40
A microchip has been implanted into her eye to tackle dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Covid infections falling across the UK, says ONS
19 Jan 2022 13:52
It's the most significant drop since the Omicron wave hit the country in December, the figures suggest.
Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?
20 Jan 2022 00:08
South African scientists say their research was not taken more seriously because it was from Africa.
Millions are dying from drug-resistant infections, global report says
20 Jan 2022 02:18
The death toll, worst in poorer countries and among the under-fives, needs urgent action, experts say.
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You will be greeted courteously
You have the right to confidentiality
You have the right to see your medical records subject to the limitations of the law
You will be seen the same day if your problem is urgent
You will be seen by your own doctor whenever possible
You will be referred to a consultant when your GP thinks it necessary
Your repeat prescription will be ready for collection within 72 hours of your request
Your suggestions and comments about the services offered will be considered sympathetically and any complaint dealt with quickly
All patients, regardless of race, disability, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, social class, age, religion, gender or sexual orientation will be treated equally
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Please treat all surgery staff with the same respect - we are all just doing our job
Please do not ask for any information about anyone other than yourself
Please tell us of any change of name, address or telephone number, so that our records are accurate
Only request an urgent appointment if appropriate. Home visits should only be requested if you are really too ill to attend the surgery
Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend
Please be punctual, but be prepared to wait if your own consultation is delayed by an emergency
Please allow sufficient time for your consultant's letter or the results of any tests to reach us - you will be advised of the usual time to wait
Please use the tear-off slip to request your repeat prescription whenever possible. Please attend for review, when asked, before your next prescription is due
Do let us know whenever you feel we have not met our responsibility to you
We would, of course, also be pleased to hear when you feel praise is due.