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Appointments
Appointments can be made by telephone or at the reception desk.  Please make a separate appointment for each person.  If you find you are unable to attend please cancel as soon as possible so that the appointment can be offered to someone else

Test Results
Please contact the surgery to obtain the results of tests or x-rays. For reasons of confidentiality test results can only be given to the patient themselves or to the parent or legal guardian of children under 16 years of age.

Telephone Advice
If you require a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse, please tell the receptionist who will arrange for the doctor or nurse to ring you on the contact details you provide.  Telephone consultations will usually take place after the end of each surgery or clinic

Whitefield Patient Forum

Whitefield Patient Forum was formed in October 2009.  The forum consists of patient members of different backgrounds as well as staff members to help patients take responsibility of their own health and to provide strategic input and advice to the practice.  The purpose of forming a patient forum in the practice was:

  • to give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in the practice
  • to provide means for patients to mae positive suggestions about the practice and specific conditions as an 'expert' or 'experienced patient'
  • to encourage health education activities within the practice
  • to develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients such as befriending; help with transport; and bereavement support
  • to act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care

 

The patient forum hold meetings every quarter at the practice.  Patients can write to the forum if they have any particuar concerns or suggestions they would like the forum to discuss and come up with a solution. Patients should write to:-

Pauline Stuttard; Chair Whitefield Patient Forum; Whitefield Health Care; Yarnspinners PHCC; Carr Road; Nelson; BB9 7SR. 

 
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