Safe Surgery

Tynemouth Medical Practice is proud to be a Safe Surgery for Everyone in our community.

In recognition of the barriers to healthcare access faced by people in vulnerable
circumstances, including migrants, we commit to protecting the human right to health. We will take steps to ensure that everyone in our community may fulfill their
entitlement to quality healthcare.

In partnership with Doctors of the World UK, we will ensure that our practice offers a
welcoming space for everyone who seeks to use our services.
Mindful of our duties to uphold equality and human rights law, we will implement
patient registration policies which do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual
orientation, immigration status or any other characteristic.

Supported by the Safe Surgeries initiative, we will ensure that our staff understand
the specific barriers faced by migrants in vulnerable circumstances and that they are
empowered to mitigate these barriers, where possible.

We will ensure that a lack of identification or proof of address, immigration status or
language do not prevent patient registration.

As a member of the Safe Surgeries community, we will endeavour to support other
Safe Surgeries and, where appropriate, provide feedback to Doctors of the World UK
to support the development of the network.

Please view the below resources for further information: