Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Help Us To Help You

Your Doctor and Staff will endeavour to do their best for you.  But they need your help to provide the best care for all patients.  Please support us by following these simple guidelines:

  • Please treat your doctor and staff with politeness and respect.
  • Please cancel appointments you cannot attend or no longer need – somebody else can use this appointment.
  • Please think twice before requesting a home visit- is a visit really necessary?
  • Please try to telephone before 11am if you require a home visit.
  • Please do not expect a prescription every time you visit the GP – good advice is often the best medicine.
  • Please request your repeat prescription in good time – this will help avoid delays.
  • Please be patient if you are kept waiting for an appointment – the doctor may have had to deal with an emergency.
  • Please remember that doctors are only human – they cannot cure all your problems and illnesses.
  • Please keep your medical card in a safe place.
  • Please let us know if you change your address or telephone number so that we can keep your records up to date. 

What you can expect from us

  • Make an appointment with the doctor of your choice.
  • The right of privacy and respect for cultural and religious beliefs.
  • Referral to a hospital consultant of your choice where the doctor agrees it is necessary.
  • An explanation of any proposed treatment.
  • Access to your health records (subject to any limitations in the law). 
  • To access emergency care.
  • Referral to the community services as necessary, i.e. district nurse, health visitor, midwife, dietician, psychiatric nurse.
  • To know the name of the member of staff you are dealing with.
  • The contents of your health records will be kept confidential.
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