Guidance

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.

Practice Policies
| Support
Innovations and New Ways of Working
Last Reviewed Date
12/12/2023

Wessex LMCs are working in conjunction with Wessex Academic Health Science Network to bring together innovations and improvements to support General Practice.

Practice Policies
| Premises

Infection Prevention and control (IP&C) is one of the major areas in the provision of safe care within any health care setting, Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone (CQC.)

Administration & Secretarial
| Governance & Confidentiality
| Practice Policies
Medical Records
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

Medical Records – Adopted Children / Alterations / Handling and Retention / Online Access and NHS App / Online Access – Safeguarding / Parental Responsibility, Access to Children’s Medical Records and Parental Disputes.

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Legal
| Practice Policies
Maternity & Keeping In Touch Days
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

Up to 10 Keeping-In-Touch (KIT) days can be worked by pregnant employees without it affecting their rights to maternity leave or pay. KIT days cannot be taken during the period of compulsory maternity leave (i.e. the first 2 weeks after the child’s birth).

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Practice Policies
Jury Service for GPs
Last Reviewed Date
11/12/2023

A partner at a neighbouring practice was recently called for jury service and was surprised to learn that under the new regulations he was not automatically excused. …

Education
| Practice Policies

Educational podcasts and videos focusing on infection control and cleanliness

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.

Education
| Practice Policies
| Premises

We want to introduce you to GreenGP Wessex. We are a newly formed network of GPs who believe that climate change is a health crisis and that we, GPs, have a responsibility to make primary care greener.

Employment / Contracts / HR
| Practice Policies
Workforce Management
Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023

Workforce Management Appraisals Appraisal info with downloadable forms are here https://www.wessexlmcs.com