GPs often act as advocates for patients when dealing with issues in the hospital or by making sure that their patients’ and/or families’ voices are heard when a decision is needed about their care.
Advocacy involves looking at choices together and helping patients to make decisions. It may be writing a letter of support or communicating on behalf of the patient.
Advonet attend the practice on Tuesday afternoons- you can contact the surgery to book an appointment, or come to their drop in service from 13:00 to 15:00
When advocates who are not part of social services or the NHS are needed, they can be found in Leeds at: