Here are some tips to make the most of your appointment.
- One problem per visit – The Doctor may not be able to deal with lots of problems in one visit.
- Please make a separate appointment for each family member – A maximum of three appointments is permitted at any one time, including for yourself. If you require additional appointments for family members these must be arranged at another time.
- Talk about the most important thing first – It is best to talk about the most important problem first, even if it is the most embarrassing or worrying, Write everything down beforehand if necessary.
- Is this your first visit to the Practice?– Please bring a list of medication you are currently taking.
- If you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask again – The Doctor can explain what has been said or any words you did not understand.
- Ask a friend or family member to come with you – only if you would like.
- Make sure you know what happens next – You may be asked to book a follow up appointment, be referred to a Consultant or require to attend for further tests. Make sure you know if you need to do anything and write it down if necessary.
- If you are late – you may not been seen. Please allow plenty of time when travelling to the Practice, and if driving for parking your car.
- Zero tolerance – Please be respectful to other patients and staff when attending the Practice. Disruptive or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Non-urgent advice: Notice
Please Note – Patients should see their Dentist for problems with teeth or gums. If you are not registered with a Dentist and have a dental emergency (pain, swelling, trauma or bleeding) please refer to the NHS guidance How to contact a Dentist.