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BBC Health News
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems
23 Aug 2019 01:17
The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.
Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review
23 Aug 2019 00:49
The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of hospital food.
West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed
23 Aug 2019 18:28
The two teenagers died within two months at the centre, which was later found to be unsafe.
Fish oil pills 'no benefit' for type 2 diabetes
22 Aug 2019 02:41
People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say.
'Multiple medicines' side-effect risk for over-65s
22 Aug 2019 12:18
Two million older people are risking side-effects from taking multiple medications, a charity warns.
Jade Goody: Cancer charity hopes documentary serves as 'a reminder'
22 Aug 2019 12:48
The spike in cervical screenings after Jade Goody's diagnosis did not last long, a charity says.
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.