The policy has been thoroughly updated and includes detail on the five step process of risk assessment and more health specific as well as generic examples of hazards to be considered when assessing risks.
The reporting arrangements for general practice depend on who sustained the accident, where it was sustained, whether it is reportable etc. and this policy has been updated to include CQC and NRLS reporting as well as HSE RIDDOR. Crucially, in general practice, every accident and incident must, regardless of any other reporting considerations or requirements, always be treated and processed as significant events. This policy and procedure has been reviewed to reflect this.
A scheduled review has been undertaken with additional information and references added. Links have also been provided to clarify the legal stance and business reasons for training.
New policy reflects illegal drugs use in a Service User’s own home.
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.
Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure
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.
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.
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.