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As part of a group of GP Practices working together as a GP Federation, New Road Surgery provides access to weekday evening and weekend appointments in the Watford Extended Access (WEA) service, which is managed by Direct Local Health Ltd. Our patients can now make an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm, and Sundays 9am - 1pm; to see a Nurse on Saturdays 9am - 1pm and to have blood tests with a Phlebotomist on Saturdays and Sundays. Please ask the receptionist for further details on how to book an appointment. During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice.  Please be assured that your confidentially will be maintained; for the service's full Privacy Statement please see 'Patient Information' at www.dlhealth.co.uk."

Consent

 

When being examined or undergoing any procedure at the practice the doctor or nurse treating you will ensure that you fully understand and consent to any procedure, immunisation or investigation. They will ensure that you understand the reasons for the procedure and any significant risks involved and ensure that you have enough information to give ‘informed’ consent.

 

Consent can be implied (eg you offer your arm for a blood test) or expressed (written or verbal).We will endeavour to answer any questions you may have about the procedure honestly and fully.

 

In the case of children consent for a procedure , investigation or immunisation will be sought from the adult with parental responsibility. If a child is under 16 but has ‘sufficient understanding and intelligence to enable him/her to understand fully what is proposed (known as Gillick competence), then he/she will be legally competent to consent for him/herself. Young people aged 16 and 17 and legally ‘competent’ younger children may therefore sign a consent form for themselves but may like a parent to countersign as well.

 
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