Summary of this course:

All employers and any person who is self-employed are required to assess the risks in the workplace according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 (risk assessment), CQC (England only) “Essential Standards of Quality and Safety” Regulation supporting evidence.

Assessment content:

  • Identification of the fire risks arising from or in connection with a GP practice, care home, veterinary practice or similar environments.
  • Identification of the location of staff, patients and visiting contractors at significant risk in case of fire in the practice or home.
  • Identification of arrangements that must be in place when patients, staff and visiting contractors are on site in the event of a fire.
  • Identification of current systems in place and whether current management is adequate and maintained.

Summary of this course:

DD, in partnership with a global water management specialist, work to ensure that your practice meets with their legal requirements. Our specialist partners are specialists in industrial support services and are members of the Legionella Control Association (LCA).

Each practice or care home will be surveyed via DD according to the ACOP L8 document and HTM 04-01.

Regulations and guidance that govern the management of Legionella include:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • ACOP L8 Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems
  • COSHH 2002
  • HTM 04-01 parts A and B

Summary of this course:

DD’s Health & Safety package contains 8 easy to manage modules. Each module covers the legal requirements and guidance in relation to each subject.

The modules are based on the ‘Keep It Simple’ philosophy and reflect the current “Essential Standards of Quality and Safety” expected within a GP practice and care home. The modules can be used as training tools as well as allowing customisation of the documents required for the practice.

The Health and Safety Package is accessed online. You will be supplied with your own individual log in details to allow you access to the Member's Area on the DD website, this will then enable you to complete the templates provided making them bespoke to your practice. The information you complete is saved to your Member's Area with the option for each document to be printed if required. All the information you provide is backed up, stored automatically and the entire package is updated as and when legislation changes.

The whole package is designed to create a framework to help you work towards their legal obligations in a simple hassle free way, as well as keeping you up to date.

Package content:

The package contains the following modules:

  • Management Structure and Policy
  • Risk Management
  • Incidents, Accidents, Complaints and Investigative Reporting
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Sharps Regulations
  • Safety, Suitability and Availability of Equipment
  • Supporting Workers

Time onsite Required - 1 day (6-8 hours)

Summary of this course:

Our onsite practice assessment has been developed by qualified practice managers and healthcare professionals; keeping it relevant, accurate and simple to use, and evidence is validated via a formal assessment by one of our qualified practice assessors. DD can then help you with any areas highlighted and provide coaching, support and a full practice compliance gap analysis.

The assessment is designed to demonstrate to your team, your patients and the regulatory bodies that you are proactively working towards maintaining your obligations and compliance with the ‘The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014’ "Fundamental Standards", as well as highlighting any potential finding that you will need to manage.

We will provide assistance & advice on the latest guidance, regulatory inspection process and best practice throughout our visit.

How long will the assessment take?

A full practice assessment normally takes 6-8 hours, however this time can increase dependant on the number of treatment rooms, consulting rooms and staff being assessed.

What areas will DD assess?

  • Your premises including access, facilities, security, fire precautions, third parties and business continuity plans
  • Information governance including Freedom of Information Act, manual computerised records, Data Protection and security
  • Resuscitation procedures, equipment etc.
  • Decontamination procedures, equipment etc
  • Training, documentation and inspection certificates
  • Waste management, documentation and storage
  • COSHH, health and safety management, risk assessments, incident reporting and significant events
  • Prescribing and management of medicines
  • Practice policies and written procedures
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Management structure, procedures and governance
  • Patient communication and involvement
  • All rooms within the registered premises
  • Regulatory key lines of enquiry (KLOE)

An online report, stored in the DD Member's Area, will be produced confirming the results of your assessment with any improvements and recommendations required via a bespoke action plan.

*Additional clinical rooms can be added.