Howden is introducing a text message reminder service for patients with registered mobile phone numbers. With your consent, we can contact you via text message regarding your appointments and other more general information about our services.

If you consent, your mobile phone number will be registered in your medical record on our computer system. If you change your mobile number, or pass on your phone to another person, please update us with your new contact details. It will remain your responsibility to do this. If this is not updated, there is a risk information will be passed to the wrong person.

You may withdraw consent at any time by notifying the practice.

Some older children may wish to change consent for this service to their own mobile phone numbers. Legally, patients aged 12 or over may provide their own numbers for this service. In this instance they should contact the practice to update their contact details. Children under 12 years of age living at the same address as their responsible adult may have the reminders sent to the number of the responsible adult if requested.

Should you wish to participate in out text message service, please contact the practice.