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BBC Health News
Monkeypox: UK discovers 36 more cases
23 May 2022 17:59
It brings the total number of infections to 57, say UK health officials.
North East Ambulance Service: Cover-up claims to be probed by government
23 May 2022 17:26
The government will investigate if North East Ambulance Service withheld details of patient deaths.
Birmingham Children's Hospital worker held on suspicion of poisoning child
23 May 2022 10:51
The woman, 27, is suspended from Birmingham Children's Hospital after the sudden death of a child.
'I was repeatedly ignored' - report finds maternity racism
23 May 2022 00:14
The charity Birthrights conducted a year-long investigation into "racial injustice" in maternity care.
Gene-edited tomatoes could soon be sold in England
23 May 2022 16:01
A bill is to be introduced in Parliament in two days' time to allow the commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England.
High-risk monkeypox contacts advised to isolate
23 May 2022 15:31
Official guidance recommends quarantining for those who have had unprotected direct contact with the virus.
Your Doctor's Responsibility
To treat you with respect and courtesy at all times.
To treat you as an individual, and to discuss with you the care and treatment we can provide.
To give you full information on the services we offer.
To give you the most appropriate care by suitably qualified staff.
To provide you with emergency care when you need it.
To refer you to a consultant acceptable to you when necessary.
To give you access to your health records, subject to any limitations in the law.
To hold all information in the strictest confidence.
To give you a full and prompt reply to any complaint you may make about our service.
Your Responsibilities As A Patient
To check the results/outcomes of any investigations including test results, x-rays, ultrasound scans etc.
Not to expect a prescription from every consultation with a doctor.
To take responsibility for your own health and to follow advice from doctors and nurses.
Advise the practice if any prescribed medication or course of treatment is not working as explained by the doctor or nurse.
To take medication according to the instructions, keep follow-up appointments and attend for screening procedures.
To ask for a home visit only when the patient is unable to attend through illness or infirmity.
To ask for an out-of-hours visit only when necessary.
To treat all the staff at the surgery with respect and courtesy at all times.
To keep your appointments and contact the practice in advance if you cannot attend for any reason.
To notify us promptly when you change your address or telephone number.