A Safe Surgery

West Street Surgery is proud to announce that it has become a Safe Surgery. We are now part of the Safe Surgeries Network a Doctors of the World Initiative

A ‘Safe Surgery’ is a GP practice which commits to taking steps to tackle the barriers faced by many migrants in accessing healthcare. At a minimum, this means declaring our practice a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone and ensuring that lack of ID or proof of address, immigration status or language are not barriers to patient registration.

Safe Surgeries recognise the barriers to healthcare access that exist, particularly for migrants in vulnerable circumstances, and believe that small changes in practice can make a difference. West Street Surgery is willing to lead by example and work to ensure that nobody in our community is excluded.