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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care services are working in a different way to prevent the spread of the disease and protect patients and staff, while still providing essential services.
Where patients are advised that a face-to-face appointment is necessary, measures have been taken to minimise risk to patients and staff.
WE REQUEST THAT ALL PATIENTS ATTENDING APPLETREE WEAR A FACE COVERINGS.

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