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The next meeting for the Linden Patient Participation Group will be at 7pm on Tuesday 7th November at The Linden Medical Group, Stapleford Care Centre. 

The patient group meets once a month. The meetings provide an opportunity for patients to meet with members of the practice team to discuss suggestions and feedback on the services we offer. Everyone is welcome.

 

Chaperone Policy

 

The Linden Medical Group is committed to provide a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
 
Patients may find any examination distressing, particularly if these involve the breasts, genitalia or rectum (known as “intimate examinations”). Patients may also be distressed by consultations involving dimmed lights or close proximity of the clinician to the patients. Some individuals for personal or cultural reasons, may feel uncomfortable if the clinical examination requires them to undress and / or be touched and may feel vulnerable.
 
Chaperoning may help reduce distress, but must be used in conjunction with respectful behaviour, explanation, informed consent and privacy.
 
This chaperone policy is advertised through notices in the waiting room, consulting rooms and the practice website.

 

Patients are encouraged to ask for a chaperone if required at the time of booking their appointment wherever possible.

 

All staff are aware of, and have received appropriate information in relation to this chaperoning policy. All formal chaperones understand their roles and responsibilities and are competent to perform that role.
 
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