The Forest Surgery

2 Macdonald Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4BA

It's Monday 9:08 AMWe're open

NHS

Telephone: 0208 498 4988

Fax: 0870 417 3996

Out of Hours: 111

Practice Charter

WHAT YOU SHOULD REASONABLY EXPECT FROM OUR PRACTICE

  • To treat all patients with care, courtesy and respect and not to discriminate against any patient upon any grounds.
  • A right to privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • To aim to ensure a patient is seen by a GP or Healthcare professional within 48 hours.
  • To work with our patients, NELFT, Waltham Forest CCG .PCN and all outside agencies to improve the quality of service to our patient community.
  • To see you at your designated appointment time.However, delays may occur.  Please be patient.
  • A consultation where the Doctor will provide you with the necessary information relating to your problem, this may include a medical examination and/or investigation.
  • A repeat prescription service, where repeat prescriptions should be requested in writing and processed within 48 hours.
  • A Home Visiting service, which is specifically for patients that are unable to get to surgery through illness.
  • An ‘Out of Hours’ service provided by Fednet on 020 8519 3999
  • The practice, in accordance with the NHS Zero Tolerance policy, does not accept any physical or verbal abuse to clinicians or staff.
  • If you wish to obtain access to your medical file, you must in the first instance write to the Practice Manager who will give you an appointment for the viewing.
  • Another member of staff will sit with you and you may take photocopies if you require, a nominal charge will be made for the copies.
  • To address and investigate all concerns and/or complaints with regard to this surgery and review current practice, should it prove necessary, in order to review ‘Best Practice’.
  • This practice has a separate complaints leaflet for patients, which is available on request.
  • This practice has a protocol to remove patients from the patient list, which can be accessed by written application from the Practice Manager.
  • If you need to contact the Healthcare Commission, with any enquiry regarding a complaint or the way a complaint has been handled, details are listed below with a map and directions.

 

WHAT THE DOCTORS AND STAFF REASONABLY EXPECT FROM YOU

  • We expect the patient to treat Doctors and Practice staff with the same courtesy and respect and not to discriminate upon any grounds.
  • If you are unable to keep an appointment, please cancel it as soon as possible to enable someone else to be seen. A patient who fails to attend their appointments will be written to and may be removed from the patient list.
  • If you require a home visit, please telephone the surgery before 10.30am. A GP will screen the requests and only grant visits to people with permanent disability, elderly or with an acute medical condition where the patient is unable to get to surgery.
  • Please use  ‘Out of hours’ service for an acute medical emergency that cannot wait until the next morning.
  • Remember, a general appointment slot is for 10 minutes, if you have several things to discuss, please book a double appointment.
  • Please telephone the surgery after 11.00am for any test result or other non-urgent enquiries.

 

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    8.00 - 18.30
  • Tuesday
    8.00 - 18.30
  • Wednesday
    8.00 - 18.30
  • Thursday
    8.00 - 18.30
  • Friday
    8.00 - 18.30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED