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Great news! We offer 50 free copies to new clients. If you are rushing to meet accreditation requirements, we can include your 50 free copies in your first order.

All you need to do is enter your practice information below and a team member will be in touch shortly with a proof of your practice newsletter.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are COMPULSORY on your newsletter if you want to comply with accreditation.

Fields marked with a hatch (#) are OPTIONAL suggestions to enhance your newsletter, and alternative methods can be used to notify patients (e.g. waiting room notice, staff interaction, or messages on hold).

Please complete the following form (should take around 5>10 minutes). DO NOT use ALL CAPITAL letters please.

If you are unable to complete things online (our much preferred option), print out this PDF fill it in and fax to 08 9203 5333: Manual Entry Form

# Practice Name:
* Address:
* Postcode:
* Phone:
Fax:
# Email:
Website:
# Practice Manager:
Nursing Staff (first names):
Reception Staff:
* Surgery Hours (Days & times, including weekends):
* After hours & Emergency (Message & contact number, how to access urgent care):
Other Services Offered (Includes massage, dietitian, audiometry, psychologist, podiatrist, pilot medicals, X-ray, cryotherapy, colposcopy, traveller vaccinations, minor surgery, family planning, cardiographs, etc.):


# Practitioner Details
Enter names and special interests below for any practitioners you wish to include on the newsletter. Special interests may include Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Child Health, Women´s Health, Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Minor Surgery, Counselling, Family Planning, Obstetrics, Palliative Care, etc.
e.g.
Dr Ken Jones
MBBS
Women's Health, Minor Surgery


Practice Notes
The following sections contain suggested statements under different subject areas.
Tick those you wish to include in your newsletter, or enter your own.
Mission Statement
 Practice doctors are experienced in the broad range of health problems affecting all age groups.
 We provide a comprehensive family medical service - quality care in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
 Enter your own mission statement:


* Billing Arrangements
 We direct-bill Medicare. Please bring your Medicare card to your appointment.
 We offer a discount to Pensioners and Health Care Card holders who bring a current entitlement card.
 Private patients are charged at AMA rates. Our fees reflect the quality of our service.
 Private patients pay a gap beyond the Medicare refund. This varies according to the complexity of service or procedure.
 We are a private billing practice. Information about our fees and services is available at reception.
 Payment at the time of consultation is required.
 A small fee may be charged for procedures, dressings and vaccines, to cover costs.
 Payment can be made by cash, credit card or EFTPOS.
 Enter your own billing information:


Special Practice Notes
 These notes are provided to help you during your visit to our practice.
 Referrals. Doctors in this practice are competent at handling common health problems. When necessary, they can use opinions from Specialists. You can discuss this openly with your doctor, including potential out-of-pocket expenses.
 * Patient Feedback. We welcome your comments or suggestions. Please feel free to talk to your GP or the Practice Manager regarding any issues. If you prefer, you can contact …………………. on …………………. {to be completed by Health News staff}
 Despite our best intentions, we sometimes run late! This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention. Thank you for your consideration.
 * Communication. A doctor is available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice. Our staff are experienced in deciding the appropriate response to any phone request. {Optional: If you have electronic communication (SMS or email) please describe your policy in the “Enter your own” box below.}
 * Patient Privacy. This practice protects your personal health information to ensure it is only available to authorised staff members for the intended purposes and to comply with the Privacy Act. To obtain a copy of our Privacy Statement or your medical records, please ask.
 # Reminder System. Because our practice is committed to preventive care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your care. If you wish to opt out of this, please let us know.
 * Test Results. Results are reviewed by the doctors and acted on in a timely manner, with your health in mind. We will contact you if necessary.


Appointments
 Consultation is by appointment - urgent cases seen on the day.
 # Home Visits. If you require a home visit for special reasons, please request this first thing in the morning
 # Booking a long appointment is important for more complex problems - insurance medical, health review, counselling, a second opinion, etc. This may involve a longer wait. Please bring all relevant information.
 Please notify us if you are unable to attend an appointment, well in advance.
 If more than one person from your family wishes to see the doctor at the same time, please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member.
 Time is valuable to all of us. If you fail to attend appointments without adequate explanation, we cannot guarantee your future booked appointments.
 Enter your own appointment information:


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