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TEXT REMINDER SERVICE

We operate a text reminder service for routine appointments. If we have 
your mobile number on record we will use this to send you a reminder.

If you would like to register for this service please ask Reception.
Please note text reminders will not be sent to patients under 16 years 
of age.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY CHANGE TO YOUR MOBILE NUMBER, SO THAT OUR RECORDS ARE UP TO DATE.

If you do not want to be reminded of your appointments with us, please call Reception (your usual surgery number) and let them know. Please note that no personal details will be sent in the text message. You will be able to cancel your appointment by following the instructions in the text. This system will not be used for marketing purposes but health related information only at this moment in time. This is in line with the Information Commissioner's current guidelines on data protection. 

In the future we hope to be able to use this method of communication to let you know about other health related matters including when you are due a review, when our flu immunisation programme will start, etc. To do this we need your explicit consent. If you wish to be included in this for the future you need to sign our consent form (if you have not already done so) - link below. Copies can be collected from Reception or downloaded from our website Please note forms must be returned in person with appropriate ID. 

Text messages are sent out of hours so please remember technology issues may occur.
Failing to turn up for an appointment – don’t be a DNA

A DNA is someone who Did Not Attend an appointment at the surgery and did not tell us beforehand.  As a result these appointments cannot be allocated to other patients who therefore have longer to wait for appointments, the doctor/nurse time has been lost and there is a potential risk to your health by not keeping appointments.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.  

If you fail to attend two appointments without informing us 
we will send you a warning letter that you may be removed
from the practice list.

If you fail to attend a third appointment within 12 months of
receiving the above warning letter, you may be removed from 
the practice list and will have to find an alternative GP.

Thank you for your co-operation, it is very much appreciated.