Medical Centre / Patient Charter

We aim to provide the best possible service to our patients and hope you will feel that we achieve that aim. The care of your health is a partnership between yourself and the primary health care team. The success of that partnership depends on an understanding of each other's needs and co-operation between us.

Our Promise to you
• You will be greeted courteously
• You have a right to confidentially
• 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 referred to a consultant when your GP thinks it necessary
• You will be given the result of any test or investigation on request
• Your repeat prescription will be ready for collection within 48 hours of your   request
• Your suggestions and comments about the services offered will be considered   sympathetically and any complaint dealt with quickly.

How you can help us
• Please treat all medical centre staff with courtesy.
• Do not ask for information about anyone other than yourself
• Tell us of any change of name or address, so that our records are accurate
• Only request an urgent appointment if appropriate. Home visits should only be   requested if you are too ill to attend the medical centre.
• 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 unexpected emergency
• 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, be pleased to hear when you feel praise is due as well
• We will not tolerate violent or abusive behaviour to any member of staff within our   practice and such behaviour will result in you being removed from the practice list   immediately.

Zero Tolerance
Our staff are committed to providing quality healthcare services for the benefit of all patients and service users. Drs Tutte, Minay & Stone are determined to ensure staff are able to work without fear of violence, and will not tolerate aggressive, threatening or violent behaviour towards them.

Individuals behaving violently towards staff will face sanctions and be reported to the Police. The Practice will always support a prosecution to the full extent of the law.

The practice considers aggressive behaviour to be any personal, abusive and/or aggressive comments, cursing and/or swearing, physical contact and/or aggressive gestures.

The practice will request the removal of any patient from the practice list who is aggressive or abusive towards a doctor, member of staff, other patient, or who damages property.