Proud to be a Safe Surgery

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Parkside Medical Practice is proud to be one of the first 500 Doctors of the World Safe Surgeries in the UK, providing accessible healthcare for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Safe Surgeries launched in 2018 and aims to remove barriers to GP registration by providing clinical and non-clinical staff with free training, advice, and resources on how to make their practice inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

It has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing. The initiative gained greater prominence in 2020 as COVID-19 put health and access to healthcare at the forefront of people’s minds, while creating new barriers to GP registration as health services moved online and those without the means or ability to access them were cut off from care.

Anna Miller, Head of Policy and Advocacy at Doctors of the World, said: “Doctors of the World is delighted that Parkside Medical Practice has signed up to our Safe Surgeries initiative. This means that the local community can be confident that whatever their background, whatever their personal circumstance, they will receive the care that they are entitled to.