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 WUHAN NOVEL CORONAVIRU

Please DO NOT attend the surgery If you have returned from Wuhan, China in the last 14 days, or have had contact with a confirmed case of the virus:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus

For more information please do NOT call the surgery. Please call 111 or visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

The next Linden Patient Participation Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th February at The Linden Medical Group, Stapleford Care Centre at 7pm.

All Linden patients are very welcome to attend - please come along to find out more about the group.

 

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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