Policy Updates

General Practitioners

Document Modified Date: 02/07/2020 17:15

Staff and Other Health Professionals Survey – Responsive

Stakeholder Surveys Responsive - Surveys Region: | Reference: FSGR2

Staff survey to be used to carry out as a self-assessment of responsiveness within the practice.

Document Modified Date: 26/06/2020 17:07

Assessing and Reducing Risk to Workforce (COVID-19) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GHS21

NEW: This is a new policy to support the further easing of lockdown measures and to identify ways of supporting staff who may have been shielding to return to work safely wherever possible. The policy also supports the risk assessment process to identify staff who may be at increased risk from COVID-19. There is a risk assessment template to support the process within the risk assessment section of the QCS management system, that can be adapted to meet individual and organisational need. This policy will also assist when reviewing the business continuity plans, ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of staff.

Document Modified Date: 26/06/2020 13:56

Transgender Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: GPE09

This policy will guide the management team on how to support individuals who are considering transitioning or are transitioning, ensuring that there is no discrimination and the situation is handled with respect. This policy has been reviewed with minimal changes, references and links reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 17:06

Video Consultations Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Practice Management Region: | Reference: GCP22

New: A new policy that details how to have a video consultation system in place to support the remote management of patients.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 16:35

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GPA07

The policy has been updated in line with the recent updates to SSP and all three symptoms relating to COVID-19.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 09:44

Obtaining Medical Records Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: GPP10

This policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 22/06/2020 14:27

Receipt of Delivered Goods Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: GAB16

Additional procedures have been added to include cold chain items and how staff receive goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. References have been reviewed and updated with additional Further Reading included.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 19:17

Staff Loans and Advances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: GPC10

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 19:05

Tender Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: GAB12

This policy has been reviewed and updated to include information about the tender process and the legislation changes due in January 2021. References have been reviewed and updated and new definitions and Further Reading has been added.

Document Modified Date: 19/06/2020 13:33

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GCH05

This policy has been reviewed with content updated and additional procedures to reflect Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak included. Risks have been added from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other waterborne pathogens when water outlets have not been used or flushed regularly due to temporary closure of the Practice, branch surgery or consulting rooms. Existing references have been reviewed and updated with new references added.

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