Practice Communication Policy

 

An incoming telephone call is a principal method for initial and subsequent communication by a patient and most other persons to this practice. As such, the telephone is recognised as a vital vehicle for creating a positive first impression, displaying a caring, confident attitude and acting as a reassuring resource for our patients and others.

Our aim is to facilitate optimal communication opportunities with our patients. Our general practitioners and other team members are aware of alternative modes of communication used by patients with a disability or a language barrier.

Our practice is mindful that even if patients have provided electronic contact details, they may not be proficient in communicating via electronic means and patient consent needs to be obtained before engaging in electronic communication. Electronic communication includes email, and facsimiles.