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Changes to our Clinical System

During the month of November 2019 we will be changing to a new computer system. Unfortunately this may result in some disruption but we are aiming to keep this to a minimum.  click here for further info

 

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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