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Rudgwick Dental Practice

 

 

Station Road

Rudgwick

West Sussex

RH12 3HB

 

Phone: 01403 823991

Fax: 01403 823992

 

E-Mail:

info@rudgwickdental.co.uk




 


                                          Appointments and Payments

 

Making Appointments

You can make an appointment by visiting reception or by telephone.  

 

Cancelling Appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact the practice as soon as possible.  There is a selection on the answerphone to cancel appointments, this option is available 24 hours a day. A member of staff will call you to rearrange your appointment.  Please be aware of the practice cancellation policy – below.

 

Cancellation and Fail To Attend Policy

Private: If you cancel an appointment for private treatment with less than 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment, you may incur a fee.  Charges will be dependant on the length of appointment.


NHS:


Due to NHS policy we have to ensure that any NHS treatment is completed promptly following an examination. This means we are having to introduce the following procedures.


Failure to Attend


If you fail to attend a booked appointment for NHS treatment, you will be sent a letter and given 1 week to contact the practice to rearrange. If your appointment has not been rebooked within this time frame the course of treatment will be closed.  After a course of treatment is closed further appointments will be a new course of treatment and therefore further charges will apply.


Example:

Mrs X has an examination appointment on 1st June and it is found she requires a filling. She pays a charge of £50.50 (Band 2) for the examination and filling and an appointment for her filling is booked on 21st June. Mrs X fails to attend her appointment on 21st June so she is sent a letter advising her to contact the practice to rebook. By the 5th July Mrs X has not contacted the practice to rebook her appointment so the course of treatment is closed as a Band 1 course that is charged to the patient at £18.50 (the practice will allow time for postage).  Mrs X contacts the practice on 20th July to rebook her filling appointment, as this is after the deadline, the Band 1 charge (£18.50) for the examination is deducted from her payment leaving her £32.00 in credit. An appointment is made for her fillings and she is required to pay the £18.50 charge again, with the credit of £32.00 this covers the charge of £50.50 for a Band 2 course of treatment.

 

Rebooking appointments


Treatment appointments can re rearranged but they can only be rearranged to a date within 2 months of the previous appointment. If the treatment appointment is booked later than this date the course will be closed and further charges will apply.



Example:

Mr A has an examination appointment on 1st June and it is found he requires a filling. He pays a charge of £50.50 (Band 2) for the examination and filling and an appointment for his filling is booked on 21st June. Mr A calls to rearrange his appointment on 21st June due to an unexpected engagement .Mr A rebooks his appointment but again has to rearrange due to unexpected circumstances. The next appointment that Mr A can attend is 5thAugust, as this longer than 2 months from his original appointment, the course of treatment will have to be closed as Band 1 and the filling will have to be completed under a new course of treatment. The Band 1 charge (£18.50) for the examination is deducted from his payment leaving him £32.00 in credit. At the filling appointment Mr A is required to pay the £18.50 charge again, with the credit of £32.00, this covers the charge of £50.50 for a Band 2 course of treatment.

 

Under exceptional circumstances the practice will have some flexibility, subject to patients attendance history. 



Ways to Pay

We accept cash, cheques with a valid bank card and some credit/debit cards. If making a payment for NHS treatment on a credit card, please be aware that a percentage handing charge will be payable on the transaction.

Please be prepared to either pay in full for NHS treatment at your first visit or pay a deposit if returning for private treatment.

 

Current NHS patients need to bring proof if they are exempt from payment.

 

We now offer finance for treatment costing over £250. A deposit will be paid at the first appointment and then the balance can be paid in finance. There are three different options:

10 months at 0% APR

24 months at 9.9% APR

36 months at 9.9% APR

All applications are completed online with instant decisions. For more information please contact the practice.

NHS Appointments with Natasha Vadasz

 

From October 2013 Natasha Vadasz will only have a limited diary for NHS examination appointments.



Jo and Rebecca will continue to see all NHS patients between 9am and 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


From September 2014 Natasha will be offering an evening surgery on alternate Monday evenings for NHS examinations. If patients cancel with less than 24 hours notice or fails to attend a booked appointment then we will be unable to offer an evening appointment in the future.


 

 

 

 

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Rudgwick Dental Practice

 

 

Station Road

Rudgwick

West Sussex

RH12 3HB

 

Phone: 01403 823991

 

 

E-Mail:

info@rudgwickdental.co.uk