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About Us

Welcome to Fairfield Medical Centre and our team of Gps, one practice nurse, one health care assistant as well as our practice manager and reception staff.

We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children and pregnant women, diabetes and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.

Our surgery has appropriate access for disabled patients

District Nurse are based at Edge Hill Health Centre you can contact the team on: (0151) 260 3684 for services we do not provide.

At Fairfield Medical Centre, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff can identify themselves on the telephone.

Those who cannot leave the house to visit Doctor or nurse we provide a domiciliary (HOME VISITING) service. The doctor can visit a patient if they are ill (housebound) and cannot attend the surgery. If a patient needs a home visit they must call the surgery and request this. Dr will be in touch. Fairfield Medical Centre has agreed to take medical student from the Liverpool University for community training purposes.

Your medical records may be used for educational purposes. Because of this, we ask patient(s) consent for giving permission for their records to be used in this way.

This leaflet is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.

If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete our registration forms that are available from our reception, we welcome all patients.

 

The purpose of this Policy is to enable all PCT health professionals, support staff and General Medical Practitioners to provide high quality care in primary care settings and patients’ own homes ensuring that patient dignity, privacy and professional care is maintained at all times.

Chaperone Policy 

This policy is designed to protect both patients and staff from abuse or allegations of abuse and to assist patients to make an informed choice about their examinations and consultations.

  •      To provide information and direction about what constitutes good practice in the provision of intimate care and ensure that the highest standards of care are delivered to all patients.
  •      To provide protection to patients and clinicians. To ensure clinical care is provided within the
  •      Clinical Governance framework of the Primary Care Trust, General Medical Council, Health Professions Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  •      For most patients respect, explanation, consent and privacy take precedence over the need for a chaperone. The presence of a third party does not negate the need for adequate explanation and courtesy and cannot provide full assurance that the procedure or examination is conducted appropriately. It is strongly recommended that this policy is read closely in conjunction with the Consent Policy GP2.

  Role Of The Chaperone

There is no common definition of a chaperone and their roles varies considerably depending on the needs of the patient, the healthcare professional, and the examination or procedure being carried out. Dictionary definitions quote “to accompany “, “to protect” Broadly speaking their role can be considered in any of the following areas:           

·         Simply to witness a procedure being undertaken

·         To Provide emotional comfort and reassurance to patients

·         To act as chaperone as part of their role whilst assisting in the

Examination, for example handling instruments during fitting of a coil

·         To assist with dressing activities. (only at the patient’s request)

·         To provide protection to healthcare professionals against unfounded

Allegations of improper behaviour.

·         In very rare circumstances to protect clinician against an attack

·         Should the need arise, an experienced/ competent formal chaperone

Will identify unusual or unacceptable behaviour on the part of the

healthcare professional