When you register with a GP, we will ask for your phone number and email address and if you are happy to receive information from the practice.
First and foremost, having a current phone number for patients means the practice can contact you about your appointments, prescriptions, test results or anything else to do with your health.
From time to time, we may also want to share information we think is relevant to you. Sending emails and text messages are quick, efficient ways to do this. Types of communications might include surveys to get your feedback, newsletters to keep you up to date with what is going on at the practice, or new public health messages.
Increasingly, with digital and remote consultations offering patients more flexibility and choice over how they manage their health, reaching patients in more ways makes health care services more accessible to all.
If you want to check or change your contact preferences, then please speak to the Reception team.