Text messaging allows us to remind patients one day in advance of appointments booked with GPs or Practice Nurses. You can also text us back to cancel the appointment which allows us to release appointments for other patients.
The service also allows us to invite patients to chronic disease management clinics, such as asthma, diabetes or hypertension clinics. During the annual flu campaign texts will be sent out to remind those in the At Risk groups to make their appointment.
For reasons of patient confidentiality, a mobile phone number will only be able to receive appointment reminders and messages for one patient and the patient must consent to joining the service. We will not be sending texts to any patients under the age of 16.
We will not accept text requests for appointments, repeat prescriptions or any other requests.
Patients can sign up for the service either by completing a form which is available from the Reception or by completing the on line consent form.
Patients who opt into this service should tell us if they change their number so that we can update our records. Changes of address or phone number can be notified to us on line.