Respect and Dignity

dignity-respect-backgroundAt Appletree we treat our patients with respect and dignity and do not discriminate against them in any way, on the grounds of age, sex or sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic background, disability, religion or religious or philosophical belief.

Physical violence and verbal abuse is a growing concern. GPs, Nurses and other Practice staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused. We ask that you treat your GP and Practice staff properly, without violence or abuse.

We strongly support the NHS policy on Zero Tolerance.

Anyone either phoning or attending the Practice who abuses any staff member or patient, be it verbally, physically or in any threatening manner whatsoever will risk removal from the Practice list and be reallocated with the assistance of NHS England.

NEW IMPORTANT CHANGES AT APPLETREE:- Please do not visit the surgery in person without being asked to do so, you will be putting yourself and other patients at serious risk or harm. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES visit the surgery if you have a new continuous cough or fever. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE TAKEN THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE OUR BRANCH SITE AT LITTLE EATON UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE. We understand that many of you will be worried but can assure you that we care passionately about our patients and we will be working tirelessly to provide the care that our community deserves. The phone lines are extremely busy at the moment and we ask unless medical that you try and get your answers from information on the following websites: www.gov.uk, www.111.nhs.uk or www.nhs.uk.
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