Lockerbie Medical Practice Victoria Gardens, Lockerbie, Dumfries, DG11 2BJ | Tel: 01576 205 502

Practice Removal

Removal From the Practice List

A GP has the right to remove patients from his/her list and may do so if:

a) A patient moves outside the practice boundary.

b) The GP considers that there has been an irreversible breakdown in the doctor/patient relationship.

This practice supports the Scottish Government’s policy on zero tolerance.

Violence and abuse is a growing concern within the NHS. The Practice staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.

We ask that you treat all Practice staff properly without violence or abuse, be it verbally, physically or in any threatening manner whatsoever.

Should a patient be violent, abusive or aggressive to any staff member, we will ask that their name be removed from our list of patients with immediate effect. They will then have to contact the local Health Board (0845 300 1024) to register with a new practice.

We will not hesitate to summon the police to remove offenders from the practice premises. I the event of the individual has already left the premises, we will report them to the police.