MAJOR IT ISSUES!!

FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2024. GOOD MORNING, THERE’S A WORLDWIDE CYBER ATTACK ON MAJOR IT SYSTEMS AT THE MOMENT WHICH IS PREVENTING THE PRACTICE FROM USING OUR CLINICAL SYSTEMS OR ACCESSING MEDICAL RECORDS. THIS MEANS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS MEDICATION REQUESTS, BLOOD TESTS ETC. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/cnk4jdwp49et WE ARE STILL RECEIVING TELEPHONE

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Chaperones

Our Practice is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times; the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

All medical consultations, examinations and investigations are potentially distressing. Patients can find examinations, investigations or photography involving the breasts, genitalia or rectum particularly intrusive (these examinations are collectively referred to as ‘intimate examinations’). Consultations involving dimmed lights, the need for patients to undress or intensive periods of being touched may also make a patient feel vulnerable.

Chaperoning is the process of having a third person present during such consultations to provide support, both emotional and sometimes physical, to the patient, to provide practical support to the Doctor as required, and also to protect the Doctor against allegations of improper behaviour during such consultations.

Please refer to our Chaperone Policy shown below for further information