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