Social Media Policy

The Castle Medical Group welcomes comments and suggestions from patients and these can be submitted in writing to the Practice Manager.

We have noticed a developing trend where a patient will use a Social Media site such as Facebook to comment on the Practice and members of the surgery staff.

If you have a complaint about our service, we would encourage you to report this to the Practice Manager using our Complaints Procedure.   (complaints information packs are available on our website www.castlemedical.co.uk or at our Reception).  The Practice always investigates and responds to complaints.

The Partners reserve the right to remove a patient from the surgery list and report them to the social networking site if they are found to have made libellous statements or defamatory comments about the surgery or a member of the surgery staff.  The legal definition of defamation is:

“any intentionally false communication, either written or spoken, that harms a person’s reputation; decreases the respect, regard or confidence in which a person is held; or induces hostile or disagreeable opinions or feelings against a person.”

13.12.21

Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme.

The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with The Castle Medical Group, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme or to book:

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Or call 119.