Vulnerable Groups includes a wide range of patients who may be at risk, or who are currently at risk of harm either because of their medical or social problems. You can find more information about identifying vulnerable adults here.
Vulnerable groups can include those (but not limited to) with Intellectual or Physical Disability, Mental Health Problems including Demetia, or Communication Problems
The clinical team undergo training to help support and identify those that may be at risk. We have clear policies to highlight those patients within the records and take extra care to identify any additional needs they may have.
If you have concerns about one of our patients who you know or care for please contact us
If you are experiencing domestic violence and abuse, it is not your fault. You are not alone!
If you don’t feel safe, are frightened, in immediate danger or if the abuse is getting worse please get support.
- Please inform anyone of our team of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, reception team or via eConsult
- National 24 Hour Helpline – 0808 2000247
- Women’s aid – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Men’s Advice Line – 0808 8010327
- Respect – 0808 8010327
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428 E: email@example.com
You can also communicate to a team member that you are a victim of domestic violence by using a simple and discreet hand signal, tucking your thumb into your fist. See more information about the Signal for Help