Doctor Patient Relationship
At The Doctor House your relationship with your doctor is seen as a partnership. For this to work well keep in mind:
It is a good idea to write down any questions you want to ask. Try our checklist:
List of questions to ask your GP:
We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest medical information. For our General Practitioners and Practice Nurses this involves a commitment to continuing medical education, including attending conferences, seminars and lectures, reading journals, regularly using our online text books, taking online courses and networking on a regular basis.
This requires a commitment of time and occasional periods away from the surgery. To ensure patients still have access to care during our absences we sometimes use locums. While we encourage you to stick with your usual GP to ensure continuity of care, please use our locums when they are in as your usual GP will see the notes they make on your file and discuss any issues that have arisen in their absence with the locum, which will ensure continuity of your care.
Feedback and your rights
At The Doctor House we are always happy to receive feedback. If you have a problem, we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to talk to your doctor, nurse or a receptionist. You may prefer to write to us or use our feedback form. You are welcome to request a feedback form or patient survey sheet at any time. We take your concerns, suggestions and complaints seriously. We also welcome positive feedback as this identifies areas in which we perform well.
Privacy and your health record
At The Doctor House, as with all medical centres, we keep individual records to ensure the best long term care for you. Your medical record is a confidential document. This practice maintains security of personal health information at all times and ensures that this information is only available to authorised members of staff or members of the broader team managing your care when you consent to that. Our request to collect patient information is located on the patient registration form that you complete and sign when registering as a new patient at the surgery. As a new patient please take the time to read the form before signing.
Health records are occasionally sought by researchers working on a particular health issue or other practices to which you might transfer. We do not provide any part of your health record to any third party without your written consent.
You have the right to access your personal health information under the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. Requests need to be in writing and some exemptions may apply.
You are at the centre of your health care.
We aim to provide you with the best quality support to help you stay as well as you can. We aim to provide the best evidence-based information, education, treatments, interventions and medications to support your health and well-being.