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Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: NIAC01

This policy focuses on the Freedom of Information and Access of Health Record Acts. It also discusses the importance of service user involvement with regards to access to information.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: NIAB32

New policy, to ensure the systems are in place for the dissemination of safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts and medical device alerts and to outline a consistent approach for managing them.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Consumption of Alcohol Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: NIAR43

New policy, the procedure has elements that include recognition of the Service User’s rights as well as maintaining a safe environment and protecting the health,
safety and welfare of all Service Users. Resources included to aid staff knowledge and development in advising Service Users.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: NIHS04

A policy to comply with statues, regulations and quality standards as well as to ensure robust systems are in place to monitor and eliminate the likelihood of hazards and protect service users, staff and visitors.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Illegal Drug Misuse in the Service User’s Home Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: NICC104

New policy reflects illegal drugs use in a Service User’s own home.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Effective

Mock Inspection Toolkit EFFECTIVE Region: | Reference: MIGE01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 2 – ‘Is the service Effective?’ It now incorporates the six KLOEs, HE1, HE2, HE3, HE4, HE5 and HE6. Previously there were seven individual Mock Inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection supersedes MIGE02, MIGE03, MIGE04, MIGE05, MIGE06 and MIGE07 which have now been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Safe

Mock Inspection Toolkit SAFE Region: | Reference: MIGS01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 1 – ‘Is the Service Safe?’ It now incorporates the six KLOEs, HS1, HS2, HS3, HS4, HS5 and HS6. Previously there were five individual mock inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection, therefore, supersedes MIGS02, MIGS03, MIGS04 and MIGS05 which have all been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection Toolkit – Introduction

Mock Inspection Toolkit Mock Inspection Toolkit Region: | Reference: MIG01

This policy has been fully updated and redeveloped to provide an overview of the revised Mock Inspection process for GPs. It fully supports the CQC inspection process and details how internal audit and assessment will prepare a Practice for a CQC site visit. It outlines how the Mock Inspection process supports quality assurance and drives improvement. Depending on the Practice’s level of confidence in the Mock Inspections, and how effectively they have been carried out, findings, action plans, improvements and monitoring of changes made (including stakeholder feedback) could be shared with the CQC Inspection Team to demonstrate how quality assurance is embedded in all activities.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Well-Led

Mock Inspection Toolkit WELL-LED Region: | Reference: MIGW01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 5 – ‘Is the service Well-Led?’ It now incorporates the eight KLOEs, HW1, HW2, HW3, HW4, HW5, HW6, HW7 and HW8. Previously there were five individual mock inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection therefore supersedes MIGW02, MIGW03, MIGW04 and MIGW05 which have all been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Responsive

Mock Inspection Toolkit RESPONSIVE Region: | Reference: MIGR01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 4 – ‘Is the Service Responsive?’ It now incorporates the four KLOEs, HR1, HR2, HR3 and HR4. Previously there were four individual mock inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection, therefore, supersedes MIGR02, MIGR03 and MIGR04 which have all been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

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