Guidance

Health and Safety
| Prescribing
| Urgent Care
The Emergency Doctors Bag
Last Reviewed Date
09/04/2024

What drugs should I carry or have accessible?

CQC
| Health and Safety
| Safeguarding
Mental Capacity
Last Reviewed Date
19/03/2024

Adults have a right to make their own decisions, even decisions which may seem unwise to others. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is legislation that protects and describes this right and it also safeguards for those who lack capacity. It is actually relatively easy to read for a piece of legislation and has a definition on how you can assess capacity.

Health and Safety
| Health and Wellbeing
| Practice Policies

Patient safety is central to General Practice, with learning from mistakes or “near misses” an important personal learning and practice / professional responsibility.

Health and Safety
Managing Bariatric Patients
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

Obesity in England is increasing and it is estimated that 27% of adults in England are obese and a further 36% are overweight.

Health and Safety
Safer Working: Quality First
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

“General practice is in crisis, with increasing patient need and demand, coupled with a shrinking and exhausted workforce.”

Education
| Health and Safety

Educational podcasts and videos focusing on Health and Safety

Don’t forget to log your learning points & reflections as part of your CPD. CQC are particularly keen to see any evidence of your learning and how you apply it

CQC
| Emergency Planning
| Health and Safety
| Occupational Health
| Practice Policies
| Premises
Health and Safety
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

There are a number of areas to consider for Health and Safety and this document lists the areas for consideration. Please note this list is not exhaustive, and we have categorised into five sections for ease of searching.

Health and Safety
| Premises
Health & Safety – Legionella
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella.

Health and Safety
| Premises
Asbestos
Last Reviewed Date
07/12/2023

Following amendments to the Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2006 which states that all non-domestic premises have a duty to manage asbestos, you will be aware that we have been in negotiation with a fully accredited company, Asbestos Surveying Industries Ltd, to secure discounts for such surveys for practices within the Wessex LMCs area.