Policy Updates

General Practitioners

Document Modified Date: 29/03/2021 10:34

Duty of Candour Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: GAB29

This policy has been reviewed and the content updated to reflect the CQC’s updated guidance on meeting the duty of candour. A new definition has been added which makes clear that the apology required to fulfil the duty of candour does not mean accepting liability. References and further reading have been added, including the CQC’s specific explanation of what is defined as a notifiable safety incident with examples. The Incident and Accident Reporting form has also been updated to record whether or not the incident is reportable. Existing references have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 26/03/2021 12:18

Workplace Environment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GHS09

This policy sets out to introduce and detail safe working practices in the workplace. It has been reviewed and updated with a revised policy statement and procedure, information added relating to COVID-19 and the management of a safe environment, alongside new references and further reading. Existing references have
been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/03/2021 08:50

Staff Immunisations Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Practice Management Region: | Reference: GCP21

This policy has been reviewed with minor updates to the content about the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine which must be offered to all healthcare staff. A new
Staff Immunisations quiz has been created and is available in the Resource Centre.
References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/03/2021 08:47

Media Handling Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: GAC23

This policy has been reviewed with minimal changes to the content.
A link to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has been added and
associated policies have been added in the further reading section. Existing
references have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/03/2021 15:18

Tender Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: GAB12

This policy has been updated to reflect the changes to the tendering process since the UK left the European Union on 1 January 2021 and the changes to procurement which came into effect at the end of the Transition Period. This includes a link to the new e-notification service called Find a Tender, which has replaced the requirement to publish notices in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). New references, further reading and a definition of Tender has been added. Existing references have been reviewed and removed and updated to ensure they are current.

Document Modified Date: 22/03/2021 13:17

Fire Alarm Response Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Buildings and Equipment Region: | Reference: GMR02

This policy details how to respond in the event of a fire alarm going off, whether it is real or not. The policy has been overhauled to provide clarity in relation to the required considerations for the development and implementation of Fire Alarm Response and Emergency Evacuation Plans.

Document Modified Date: 19/03/2021 11:43

Flexible Working Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: GPC13

The policy has been updated to provide further clarification of what flexible working is. This policy governs the steps that an employee must take to make a flexible working request along with the steps an employer will take when considering such a request.

Document Modified Date: 19/03/2021 11:09

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: GAC01

This policy has been updated and content regarding subject access requests has been removed. The guidance and procedure for Subject Access Requests (SARs) is available separately in the Subject Access Requests Policy and Procedure. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 19/03/2021 08:58

Advocacy Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GCR16

This policy has been reviewed with no significant changes. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 19/03/2021 08:46

CQC Ratings Display Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: GAB28

This policy has been reviewed and updated with minor changes to the wording in the content. References have been reviewed and updated.

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