Policy Updates

GP - Infection Control

Document Modified Date: 16/12/2020 09:25

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GHS10

This policy has been reviewed and updated to include PPE guidance during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in line with PHE recommendations. Information has been added about PPE compliance, use and storage, single use and sessional PPE, PPE audit, the IPC Lead responsibilities and the current requirement for the use of face masks for non-clinical staff.

Further reading and references have been added for doffing PPE and existing references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 01/12/2020 10:56

Risk Management Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GCR02

This policy has been reviewed and the content updated to include examples of areas at risk in the procedure section. Additional definitions, references and further reading have also been added, including links to other relevant policies and a short video by the HSE about health and safety risk assessment and management. A new Risk Scoring Matrix document has been added in the forms section to help with completing the Risk Reporting Form. Existing references have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 09/10/2020 13:44

Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure

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

This policy has been reviewed and the content updated to include the use of PPE, the procedure for wearing PPE, specimen handling, privacy curtains and isolation facilities. Additional underpinning knowledge and further reading have been added and all references have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/08/2020 17:50

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GHS07

Policy has been updated to include details of health and safety training topics. Two new forms have been added, one to record staff feedback following health and safety training, and one is a record of health and safety training undertaken by each member of staff. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 10/07/2020 13:47

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Buildings and Equipment Region: | Reference: GME04

Policy has been reviewed with minor changes undertaken to the content of the policy. Further reading has been added with links to related existing policies, and references updated to ensure they are still current. A new form has been added to the policy to support with the audit and evaluation process.

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.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 17:11

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: GHR01

Policy has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Content has been updated and additional Further Reading and References to COVID-19 have been added. Existing references have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 14/04/2020 09:54

Risk Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GCR01

This policy sets out how staff must approach the management of risks within their team and the Practice. It highlights the need for risk identification, assessment and mitigation. The policy has been reviewed and updated. References have been updated and some additional resources added in the Forms section.

Document Modified Date: 05/03/2020 13:48

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

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

This policy provides details about hazard reporting and actions to take for resolution. This has been reviewed and references updated.

Document Modified Date: 05/03/2020 13:48

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

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

This policy provides details about hazard reporting and actions to take for resolution. This has been reviewed and references updated.

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