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FIT FOR MY FUTURE

NHS Somerset and Somerset County Council are running a series of local meetings to get everyone's views about how health and care are going to be managed in the future - there's one at the Hub, Hopcott Road on Monday 26 November between 1.30pm and 5.30pm: please come along to learn and/or be heard.

Evening and Saturday appointments

To help improve access to our services Practices across West Somerset work together on a rota basis to provide evening and Saturday morning appointments for our shared patient lists. We regularly provide evening appointments on a Tuesday evening but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please speak with a member of our team so that we can help you arrange to be seen at one of the other practices in West Somerset on an evening that we do not provide appointments or on a Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding

The Practice understands the benefits of breastfeeding to both mothers and infants and supports staff members who wish to breastfeed their babies on their return to work after their maternity leave.

Breastfeeding includes expressing milk and the same rights under this policy will apply to employees who wish to express milk to give to their baby.

 

2 Staff Policy

The Practice will:



    • Inform all employees of the rights provided under this Policy as part of the Equal Opportunities Policy.

    • Include this Policy in the induction programme for new staff.

    • Inform all pregnant employees of the benefits of breastfeeding and their rights under this Policy.

    • Perform a risk assessment in relation to employees who plan to continue breastfeeding after their maternity leave.

    • The Practice Manager will be responsible for performing the risk assessment and will receive written notice of the employee’s intention to continue breastfeeding or expressing milk on her return to work after their maternity leave.

    • Make available a private, comfortable and appropriately equipped room for breastfeeding employees to feed their baby or express their milk.

    • Make available a secure, clean fridge to store expressed milk. The Practice will not discriminate against any woman in her chosen method of infant feeding and will fully support the visitor/patient.





    • 3 Visitors / Patients Policy




    • All mothers will be enabled and supported to feed their infants in the Practice premises.

    • Signs welcoming breastfeeding will be displayed in the waiting room.

    • The Practice will ensure that its staff members make comfortable arrangements for mothers who would prefer privacy to breastfeed.

 
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