The majority of our service users really value what we offer and the services we provide. We are a non judgemental and offer respect and in doing so we seek respect in return.
We have a non-tolerance policy for intrusive, violent, or aggressive behaviour and will take decisive action to protect its staff, patients, and visitors.
Examples of unacceptable standards of behaviour whilst on our sites are as follows:
- Making malicious allegations about staff, other patients, or visitors
- Derogatory racial or sexual remarks
- Offensive sexual gestures or behaviours
- Threatening behaviour
- Wilful damage to trust or colleagues’ property
- Theft (e.g., theft of devices, information etc.)
- Excessive noise, such as recurrent loud or intrusive conversation or shouting
- Threatening or abusive language involving swearing or offence remarks.
- Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
The use of mobile devices, smart phones, tablets, and digital cameras are an important way of keeping in touch. We have a legal duty to protect the privacy, dignity, and confidentiality of both our patients and colleagues. Therefore, filming and photography is not permitted unless prior permission has been sought, in writing, from our communication’s team.
You should never:
- Take anyone’s photo without prior permission, including colleagues or members of the public in the background of your photos, for example in busy waiting areas. It is important to remember that taking a photo or video could breach another patient’s privacy and cause them distress.
- Make video calls in a way that means the other person can see any other patients, visitors, or colleagues.
- Make calls or use your phone in a way that disturbs other patients or the delivery of care.
Filming and photography on trust premises is only authorised with advanced written consent from our communications team (recordings may be taken by patients as part of clinical consultations or treatment by way of note-taking however we recommend that you discuss this with your clinician, in advance of your consultation).
No patient or colleague may be filmed or photographed without consent. Written authorisation will be given on the understanding that consent can be withdrawn, if either a patient or colleague withdraws consent at any time.
In the event that written authorisation is granted this must be subject to strict supervision to ensure peripheral patients/colleagues are not captured.
Filming/photography must not interfere with the provision of services and our patient and staff safety is paramount at all times. Our procedures including infection control measures must be respected and followed.