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Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England
26 Sep 2020 00:20
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.
Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?
26 Sep 2020 01:06
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.
Covid: Coronavirus cases in England up 60% in a week
25 Sep 2020 18:22
Every case is estimated to result in between 1.2 and 1.5 further infections, government estimates find.
Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme
26 Sep 2020 21:25
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.
Covid vaccine: Trial of new coronavirus vaccine starts in UK
25 Sep 2020 14:06
It is only the second vaccine to enter large scale trials in the UK and early signs suggest it can trigger an immune response.
Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England
24 Sep 2020 12:44
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
Patients At This Practice Are Entitled To:
Be provided with services in a courteous, civil and co-operative manner.
A clear explanation of, and advice on, the patient's medical condition and any proposed treatment.
A referral for specialist medical opinion or other second opinion in appropriate circumstances.
Receive information via the practice notice board/website/newsletter of any relevant health promotion exercise and preventative medicine initiatives.
Absolute confidentiality of medical records maintained by the practice subject to any provisions for disclosure imposed or allowed by law.
Access their own personal health records, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (please contact the practice manager if you wish to view your records).
Have any formal complaint against the practice investigated and dealt with fairly, and according to the practice complaints procedure.
Request (either in writing or verbally) to be seen by a particular doctor. We shall endeavour to comply with this request, but need not do so if the preferred doctor is not able to, or has reasonable grounds for refusing.
Patients aged 16 - 74 who have not been seen at the practice for three years are entitled to a health check, on request.
An annual health check, on request, if they are aged over 75.
Ask or arrange for a chaperone to be present during intimate examinations.
The Practice Is Entitled To:
Receive co-operation, civility and courtesy from its patients at all times.
The Practice Will Not Accept:
Rudeness, threats or aggressive behaviour directed towards practitioners, staff or other patients, or repeated abuse of its facilities including emergency or out of hours service. The practice may remove from the list anyone who is violent or abusive.
Please inform the practice if you change your telephone number or name and address (remember to add your postcode).
Please make appointments that you know that you can keep and arrive on time. If for some reason you are unable to keep your appointment please inform the practice as soon as possible.
Be patient if your doctors are running late - on another occasion it might be you who needs the extra time!
Don't ask for another member of the family to be seen at your appointment without making prior arrangements.
Ask for a GP home visit only if you are too ill to go the surgery. If possible telephone before 10.30am.
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