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Safeguarding

Certification - Sickness

Sickness of Less Than 7 days You are not obliged to provide a 'sick certificate' for your patients for periods of less than seven days. In these circumstances patients should self certify as below. We have produced a letter for your patient to take to his/her employer to explain this....

Living Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Enduring Power of Attorney An Enduring Power of Attorney was an instrument used by a person to nominate someone to look after their affairs. Any Enduring Power of Attorney executed prior to 1st October 2007 will still be valid. No new Enduring Power of Attorneys can be created. They have been...

Mental Capacity

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...

Parental Responsibility, Access to Children’s Medical Records and Parental Disputes.

Basic principles Parental responsibility refers to the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities that most parents have in respect of their children. Parental responsibility includes the right of parents to consent to treatment on behalf of their children, provided the treatment is in the...

Presentations to help build your Level 3 Safeguarding hours requirement

Making Every Contact Count - Think Safeguarding! Please watch this short Level 3 Safeguarding Video. Although filmed at the time of the Covid-19, it is all relevant to consulting in general practice at any time. This film will be great to watch as a group of clinicians - GPs, AHPs, Practice...

Primary Care Statutory Responsibilities in Relation to Looked After Children

The following information has been distilled from the recently published Statutory Guidance for Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children (March 2015)1. It outlines the responsibilities required of those working in Primary Cares Teams laid out in the statutory guidance. The...

Release of Data without Consent

Patient data is sensitive personal data and must always be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Principles . It is also protected by the Human Rights Act, the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality and the doctor's professional obligation to respect patients' dignity and privacy....

Safeguarding Contact Details

Safeguarding Contact Template: This is a template which practices can use to highlight the key contact details for safeguarding in their area. Child Safeguarding Details Adult Safeguarding Details AREA LSB WEBSITE DETAILS CHILD In hours number Out of hours contact details Named...

Safeguarding Podcast 1 “Training Requirements for Adult and Children’s Safeguarding – what are they and what do they mean.”

Safeguarding Podcast 2: “Hoarding – the cause & effect and mental health implications”

Safeguarding Podcast 3: “Intrafamilial Abuse & how to identify Early Indicators”

Safeguarding Podcast 4: “Safeguarding Reviews – Domestic Homicide, the LeDeR (Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme), and the new Children’s Reviews which are now called Partnership Reviews”

Safeguarding Podcast 5: “Cuckooing & County-Lines – what are they and how to spot early warning signs.”

Safeguarding Podcast 6: "Contextual Safeguarding – the wider responsibilities and the implications for Primary Care Networks"

Safeguarding: Keeping Up To Date

Safeguarding: Training requirements To listen to our FREE audio podcasts on Safeguarding click here https://www.wessexlmcs.com/wessexlmcsaudiopodcastssupportingyouandyourpractice We all appreciate how important safeguarding is, both for children and adults. We appreciate that: Health care...

Safeguarding: Online Training for Child Safeguarding

Safeguarding Practice Toolkit There is a Practice toolkit on our website which is adapted from the RCGP & NSPCC's and it has been updated for local use. It is a great reference document for practices and their staff. It is practical and can be adapted for your practice. It includes relevant...

Safeguarding: Frequently Asked Questions

Recording safeguarding concerns in patient records: Coding of records: There is considerable confusion and also conflicting advice about how to deal with safeguarding information received by practices from other agencies. The coding and documentation of safeguarding concerns within patients...

What is MAPPA?

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements This is the name for the 'responsible authorities' in an area tasked with the management of registered sex offenders, violent and other types of sexual offenders, and offenders who pose a serious risk of harm to the public. The 'responsible...