Get the Most out of Your Time With the Doctor

man_with_lady_doctorTo get most out of the time you spend with your doctor, and make best use of other services the surgery provides, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Be prepared, make a note about what you want to discuss with your doctor 
  • Check the surgery opening hours, so that you know when you can visit
  • Please mention on arrival if you suffer from hearing impairment 
  • If you suffer sight impairment, and you do not have a guide, then a member of staff will be your guide during your visit to the practice 
  • If you are unable to keep an appointment. inform reception as soon as possible
  • If you are nervous or worried, ask a relative or friend to come with you 
  • If you feel you may need a chaperone, then please bring someone of your choice with you; if this is difficult then arrangements can be made with the doctor
  • Don’t be afraid to ask the doctor questions 
  • Think twice if you have a minor ailment, the pharmacist may be able to help
  • If you are asked to see the nurse or doctor, then keep your appointment as regular health monitoring is important

If you are not happy with the service you have received you do have choices, please discuss this with either the practice manager or another staff member.

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