Please be aware that we do not offer COVID-19 testing routinely, this is only available for patients having procedures with us. The Private GP service based at Springfield Hospital can offer this service, please call them on 01245 234134.

Safeguarding Children and Adults Declaration

Safeguarding of children, adults and the wellbeing of Looked After Children are high priorities for Ramsay Health Care and there is strong commitment to ensuring that structures and governance arrangements for safeguarding are robust. The protection of children and adults at risk from abuse and neglect is fundamental to delivering health and wellbeing and core to delivering the quality agenda. Ramsay Health Care also ensures that organisations commissioned to provide services have appropriate safeguarding systems, including clear accessible policy and procedure, safer recruitment, training and governance systems. The principle philosophy is that safeguarding is everybody’s business and all staff will respond and act to raise safeguarding awareness and address any emerging issues.

Minimum safeguarding standards/ arrangements are:

  • • That Ramsay Health Care meets statutory requirements in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Scheme and Regulation 13 Safeguarding Service Users from abuse and improper treatment - Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (part3) (as amended).
  • • That child and adult Safeguarding policies and systems are up to date and robust.
  • • That all staff have undertaken and are up to date with safeguarding training at the appropriate level.
  • • That safeguarding leads are clear about their role and have sufficient time and support to carry out this function.
  • • All safeguard incidents are reported through the risk management system and reviewed monthly and quarterly.
  • • That a member of the Executive Board has lead responsibility for safeguarding and safeguarding is reviewed across the organisation at least once a year.

Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (March 2018).

Care and Support Statutory Guidance: Issued under the Care Act (2014). https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/366104/43380_23902777_Care_Act_Book.pdf

Regulation 13 Safeguarding Service Users from abuse and improper treatment - Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (part3) (as amended). https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/regulations-enforcement/regulation-13-safeguarding-service-users-abuse-improper

Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff - RCN Intercollegiate Document First edition: August 2018 https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-007069