THE MEDICAL HEALTH & SAFETY PACK
Equally relevant whether attempting to tackle this huge rather scary subject for the first time, deal with mountains of inherited paperwork or making sure that what you have in place is current and complete. The Pack leads the way, step by hassle-free step to get your Surgery’s Health & Safety sorted!
Arising from a project undertaken by Practice Manager Linden Ruskin in 1996, it has been updated annually as legislation changed, new issues arose or we found safer ways of doing things. The Pack is jargon free. It only includes information relevant to health care settings and Best Practice gleaned from working with UK surgeries of every size for 22 years. This knowledge is supplemented by answering Helpline queries often on issues raised (falsely) by COC Inspectors!
Now, with an ever-increasing workload and inspection by CQC, a quick and easy means of doing everything that needs to be done and keep it up-to-date means the Pack becomes more valuable than ever. It is also proving of immense value to Partnerships forming new legal groups however large or Managers working informally together to spread the load.
The distinctive box set comes with an ‘Our Policy Document’ binder with dividers that will contain all the documentation required by law for your Practice. The other ‘Questionnaire & Supplemental’ binder includes:-
The Pack price of £365 includes all postage and packing and is zero rated for VAT. This means it’s only £1 per day for peace of mind. Can your Partners afford not to afford it?
INFECTION CONTROL POLICY SUITE
It was the remark by a Lead Nurse about her sleepless nights worrying about the all singing and dancing Infection Control Policy she was supposed to be producing, that led to another one of Linden’s light bulb moments. She asked if a template with all the necessary information, Policies and forms for the Nurse to customise would be useful and the Nurse’s response was
“You can do that? Honestly? Not only would we get a proper Policy but I would get my life back and so would everyone else around me plus I’d get to see more patients too!”
The Infection Control Policy Suite of three files including the user Guide can be sent electronically or saved onto a CD/memory stick. Written in MS Word, it is based on the virtual but typical Hippocrates Surgery from our Health & Safety Pack. It contains the best of Best Practice gained from working with Practices around the UK for the last twenty-two years. The main template includes a Statement ready for signature, a Responsibilities List and six sections of detailed information and guidance. This and the 18 template Appendices enable surgeries to quickly and easily comply with legislation and accepted national standards including – most importantly - CQC. Even if you have branch surgeries or operate at remote locations only one Suite is required and the simple three-step customisation and implementation remains the same.
The cost of this standalone Infection Control Suite is £120.00 including VAT and all postage & packing. Bit of a bargain really! Not only will it keep your Infection Control Lead and Practice Nurses happy but also – of vital importance – allow them to get back to seeing more patients!
ANNUAL STAFF TRAINING SCRIPT
This twenty-seven slide PowerPoint presentation is the perfect answer to CQC’s demands for your surgery’s staff to have annual Health & Safety training. It can be delivered equally well at a Practice meeting with the entire staff including Partners, in several sessions to suit part-time working or to an individual that would otherwise have missed out.
It is based on the GP Health & Safety Pack with a pdf version showing how it would be delivered to the staff of the virtual Hippocrates Surgery. The second is for easy, unrestricted customisation to show for your Practice the WHO is responsible, WHERE things are kept and WHAT is in your Policies together with WHICH forms to use. It can be easily expanded to include any extra issues of specific concern and amended for where things do not apply. Questions (e.g. where are our fire exits) with animated answers ensure that staff are fully engaged and have the opportunity to discuss or query anything they don’t understand.
As one Manager said ‘‘Brilliant timing! With our CQC inspection in 2 weeks and so much else to do, this will only take minutes to customise and be a major box ticked!’
Best of all, if you are a Group Practice, organisation with multiple locations or have branch surgeries you still only need the one script and can show it on a tablet or smartphone too.
The cost is £60.00 with zero VAT and can be bought independently of the Medical Health & Safety Pack.
“I just had to say how much I appreciate your no-nonsense, practical approach to health and safety. Your pack has given me the kick start I needed and the template policies were easily and with very little effort tailored to our circumstances and premises. Everything was to the point and I was able to systematically work through it, easily checking on anything I was unsure of or unaware. An excellent product that will make my life and that of other Practice Managers much easier.”