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IMPROVED ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE

This practice will be ensuring everyone has easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evenings and weekends. We will be working with a variety of health care providers in several locations, all registered with CQC to provide GP services. The GP practice where the patient is seen will take responsibility for the regulated activity delivered there, regardless of where the patient is registered.

Evening appointments Monday to Friday, are available at Salisbury Medical Practice and Saturday appointments are available at Three  Chequers Medical Practice, Three Swans site for blood tests,  HCA and Nurse appointments.

Chaperone

During your care, a clinician may need to examine you. Occasionally this may involve an examination of intimate areas. We understand that this can be stressful and embarrassing.
 
If this sort of examination is necessary:

  • We will explain to you why the examination is necessary and give you the
    opportunity to ask questions
  • We will explain what the examination will involve
  • We will obtain your permission before we carry out the examination
  • You will be offered a chaperone to be present during the examination
  • At all times we will respect your privacy during the examination and while dressing and undressing 

When booking an appointment that may involve an examination of intimate areas, please request a chaperone. The receptionist will then make the necessary arrangements for a chaperone to be available.

What is a chaperone?
 
A chaperone is a person whose has a role to witness both a patient and a medical practitioner and to be a safeguard for both parties during a medical examination or procedure. The exact role of a chaperone will vary according to the clinical situation. 

If you have any questions or concerns about intimate examinations or chaperoning, please do not hesitate to ask one of the doctors or nurses. 



 
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