Structure & Length
The first appointment usually lasts for about 45 to 60 minutes. Further information on how an individual practitioner, within the practice, structures patient appointments is available by contacting the practice directly.
When assessing and treating children, it is common for parents / primary caregivers to attend the initial appointment alone. This allows time for gathering important background history, without causing undue frustration. Therefore in order to facilitate this, we may require a valid referral for both parent / caregiver and child (under 18 years).
Subsequently, your child is seen at a second scheduled appointment, for about 45 to 60 minutes. You and your child will usually receive feedback at the end of these sessions about what the problems may be, and what might be done about them.
Certainly, if you and your child have a lot to talk about, or have a lot of questions to ask, it may help to jot them down before the first (or any subsequent) appointments and bring them along.
Violence and aggression policy
Patients are expected to respect and adhere strictly to our zero tolerance to violence and aggression policy. Hence, patients can expect to be discharged from the care of their treating clinician if they threaten or use abusive behaviour toward any member of staff.
A zero tolerance policy towards violence and aggression is expected here at Eton Place. No member of staff should be subjected to violent, threatening and abusive behaviour. Eton Place employees have the right to work and carry out their duties in an environment free from violence, threatening or abusive behaviour.