Sutton GPs' doctor's form by changed after pregnant Muslim woman given appointment with male medic
The form doctors use to refer pregnant women to hospital has been changed after a Muslim woman was offered an appointment for a scan with a male medic.
A report, published earlier this month, by Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) reveals the responses they have taken following complaints to the Epsom and St Helier Trust.
As a result of one complaint the antenatal referral form GP surgeries now use includes a specific area where a doctor can highlight any religious beliefs and preferences including the need for an interpreter.
The change came after the trust was not informed of a Muslim woman’s specific religious beliefs and she was offered an appointment with a male sonographer.
A spokesperson for Sutton CCG said: "We regularly review complaints made by our patients to see if we can learn any wider lessons for how we provide services.
"This is a good example of how we’ve listened and taken action – making a simple change to an existing process to improve things for patients in future."
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