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!Letters from NHS England requesting our patients to re-register with another practice!

Some of our patients have received a letter from NHS England (Primary Support England) suggesting their names will be removed from our patient list as their address is outside of our practice boundary (mainly Marchwood patients.) Please be reassured that this request was NOT made by Forestside Medical Practice and that patients are more than welcome to be registered with us at Forestside. We feel this may have been an error on behalf of NHS England which is outside of our control. Please accept our apologies whilst our team are looking into this. Please contact us 02380 844546/871233 if you have received a letter like this so that we can investigate. Your help is greatly appreciated.

ABUSE

What is abuse?

Abuse is something that is done to another person, without their full understanding or consent, that harms them in some way. It may consist of a single act or repeated acts.

Abuse can include one or more of the following:

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse includes hitting, pinching, deliberately giving too much medication or physically restraining someone in an inappropriate way. For example, being locked in or force-fed.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse includes taking another person's money or possessions. For example, having money or property stolen, being pressured into giving people money or changing a will, misuse of benefits, not being allowed access to money.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse includes any sexual act to which the vulnerable adult has not consented and may not understand. For example, being touched or kissed when it is not wanted, being made to touch or kiss someone else, being raped, being made to listen to sexual comments or forced to look at sexual acts or materials.

Psychological Abuse

Psychological abuse can happen where someone is isolated, verbally abused or threatened.

Discrimination

Discriminating abuse includes any type of abuse aimed at a vulnerable adult because of their colour, religion, appearance or sexuality. For example, ignoring spiritual or religious beliefs, comments or jokes about a person's disability, age, race, sexual orientation, or gender / gender identity, ignoring cultural needs, for example diet or clothing.

Institutional Abuse

This is abuse occurring in a social or health care establishment that may range from poor practice to ill treatment and gross misconduct. For example, lack of individual care, no flexibility of bedtimes or waking, deprived environment and lack of stimulation.

Disability hate crime

Disability hate crime is when someone is being abused or harassed because they are disabled.

Hate Crime

Hate crime is harassing, victimising, intimidating, bullying or abusing someone because of their race, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered. A hate crime can include physical attacks, harassment, threats, disputes with neighbours, people swearing at you or making abusive remarks, people doing things that frighten, intimidate or distress you.

 

Protecting you and those close to you from abuse

Abuse is anything that harms another person physically or mentally. If you, or another vulnerable adult you know is being harmed in any way by another person, please do not ignore it. No abuse is acceptable.

Speak out against abuse

If you suspect abuse talk to someone in authority

·                                  

·                                 If Someone Is Injured   Call:-

 

o                                                        999

 

 

·                                 If You Think A Crime Has Taken Place Call:-

 

 

o                                                        Local police on 101

 

 

 

WWithin Office Hours Call:-     

o                                                        Hampshire - 0845 603 5630

o                                                        Southampton - 023 8083 3003

o                                                        Portsmouth - 023 9268 0810           

·                                 Outside Office Hours Call:-

 

o                                                        Hampshire - 0845 600 4555

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