Policy Updates

General Practitioners

Document Modified Date: 21/02/2022 15:32

Environmental Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GHS04

This policy will support a service to ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation and with industry best practice. It has been reviewed and a new section on energy management added to the procedure at 5.8. There has also been a small addition to section 5.4 and to the Outstanding section. References have been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 21/02/2022 12:45

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GHS06

This policy will support with ensuring that robust systems and processes are in place for identifying hazards. It has been reviewed and applicable legislation updated. Other minor amendments have been made to policy text but with no material implementation impact. Reference to the relevant QCS Podcast has been added to the Further Reading Section.

Document Modified Date: 18/02/2022 11:14

Notice Periods Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: GPC08

Turnover of staff is expected and the business should ensure that it has in place a clear way of dealing with the circumstances when notice is received or given. The policy has been reviewed and the procedure section at 5.5 updated to include payment in lieu and garden leave. The references and further reading links have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2022 17:25

Complaints, Suggestions and Compliments Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: GQQ03

This policy outlines the formal procedure to be followed to ensure that all complaints are handled fairly, consistently and wherever possible, resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction. It has been updated to explain the complaints procedure for private GP practices and independent clinics as well as NHS practices. References have been reviewed and updated to ensure they are current.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2022 14:41

Human Rights and Equality Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GCR07

The Human Rights Act 1998, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the Equalities Act 2010 all prohibit inhumane and degrading treatment and set boundaries on when a person’s rights to liberty or to a private and family life can be breached. This policy will support with this and has been reviewed and the policy restructured with some additional information regarding Articles of the Human Rights Act added. New key facts and outstanding points also added and references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2022 13:58

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

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

This policy details how to assess and reduce the risks to the workforce in relation to COVID-19. It has been reviewed with minor changes to the policy and objectives sections. Procedure updated to include clarification on the requirement for pregnancy risk assessment and that necessary control measures or actions are based on the outcome of this RA. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 17/02/2022 10:36

COVID-19 Testing Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GCP24

This policy sets out the process to follow when testing members of staff and service users for COVID-19 and must be read alongside the suite of policies and procedures in the COVID-19 Hub. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 15/02/2022 20:50

Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GCH02

Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care. This policy has been reviewed with significant changes to the layout of the procedural sections and many sections have been updated. New definitions and further reading have been added and new documents have also been added in the forms section including How to Handwash and National Colour Coding Scheme. References have been updated and checked to ensure they are current.

Document Modified Date: 15/02/2022 17:48

COSHH Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GHS16

This policy will help you to set up and maintain an accurate COSHH folder. A risk assessment template is included. The policy has been reviewed and amendments to the structure and content of the Policy and Objectives sections have taken place. Links have also been updated and reference to GB CLP included. Key Facts, Outstanding and additional references have been added.

Document Modified Date: 09/02/2022 08:38

Unexpected Death Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GPC84

This policy outlines the process to follow when an unexpected death occurs at the Practice. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

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