Thank you for coming to see us today. The Doctors are always willing to see people who are in need of immediate care and treatment. Although you may have been a patient of this practice in the past you are not currently registered with this Practice and you will be seen as a temporary resident.
Temporary residents can only be provided with the immediately necessary here and now treatment for urgent conditions. We are unable to deal with pre-existing matters or to initiate investigations and tests as though patients who are temporary residents all we can do is either issue a prescription or refer to hospital. Longstanding matters should be taken back to your regular General Practitioner.
We do recognise that in the past you may have been registered with us and you may be at University or College and that you may regard us as your Doctor but unfortunately under the terms of the National Health Service we are not currently your Doctor and whilst you are at University you remain registered with the University Health Service and they must therefore provide your continuing health care needs that are not of an immediately necessary or urgent nature. If your condition is not immediately necessary or urgent then please tell the receptionist and we will cancel the appointment. If the Doctor deems your condition not to be necessary and urgent he will tell you so and take no action today.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Peter J P Holden & Partners.