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Accessing and sharing health records and patient confidentiality House of Commons Briefing

Individuals have a right to access their own health records, and in limited circumstances, access to the records of other people. The Government has made a commitment that patients should gain access to their health records within 21 days following a request. Access to health records may also be...

Certification - GMS Contract & Legal Obligations

The following is a list of obligations relating to Certification by GPs: GPs are obliged to provide data essential for a clinical referral free of charge. A GP has a statutory duty to supply a registered patient, free of charge, with any of the prescribed certificates set out in Schedule 4 of...

Certification - Chargeable

GPs receive many requests for reports from government organisations or other third parties. Remember that unless they are specified in legislation (e.g Death Certificates ) or NHS Regulations or contracts (e.g. Med3 Certificates) you do not have a contractual obligation to fill in these...

Contraception & Sexual Health in Young People

Covid 19 National Guidance

2024 Revised 'Which Covid-19 Vaccine?' poster 2023 Posters for Point of care recording - COVID-19 vaccinations Access to vaccination for displaced population groups Childrens programme update 11.10.23 COVID-19 vaccines - Quick reference guide NHSE National Protocols for COVID-19 Covid-19...

Department of Health Guidance: Response to the Supreme Court Judgment/ Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard

Original Document: Response to the Supreme Court Judgment/ Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards LMC Commentary December 2015 This important document, The Department of Health Guidance: Response to the Supreme Court Judgement/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), refers to a judgement given in...

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DOLS)

DOLS CONTACT DETAILS: (Please do not call Somerset LMC) Somerset County Council dolsinformation@somerset.gov.uk this is a constantly monitored mail box Monday to Friday. DoLS administrators Sarah Baker 01278 447702 Melissa Chivers 01278 449838 SCC Mental Capacity Act and DoLS...

Deprivation of Liberty: A practical Guide

The DH commissioned from the Law Society a comprehensive guide to the law relating to deprivation of liberty safeguards. This has a helpful section on care homes and other health settings. Full Guidance

Domestic Abuse Remember that Victims and Perpetrators may not always be those you expect

It's easy to assume that domestic abuse only affects partners or ex-partners within a relationship. However, an increasingly common form of abuse, with potentially devastating results, is set to challenge those inherent beliefs. In 2014/15, 3% of the approx. 700 referrals to Somerset's...

Introduction to Safeguarding Children Training

Safeguarding Children - A Beginner's Guide (with acknowledgements to Wessex LMCs) RCGP supplementary guide to safeguarding training requirements for all primary care staff Although the intercollegiate document 'Safeguarding Children and Young people: roles and competences for health care...

Issue 200 Somerset LMC Newsletter December

Issue 200 Controlled Drug Abuse and Security of Blank Prescription Forms Domestic Violence Survey for GPs Annual LMC Awards Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund Charitable Donations Dr Whimsy's Casebook

Learning Disabilities: The Annual Health Check

Locum Sessional Education and Training

The Somerset GP Education Trust (SGPET) was established in 2008 and is committed to supporting Somerset GPs in their learning, work and professional development through the provision and coordination of a wide range of educational activities throughout Somerset. We recognise the importance of...

Mandatory Training for Practice Staff

There are no statutory regulations that specify how often primary care staff should be trained. Fundamentally, it is important that if anything untoward happened in your practice, the Partners could stand in front of a coroner or judge and justify that the training they had provided for their...

Medical Records - Adopted Children

Medical Records - Adopted Children (with acknowledgements to Wessex LMCs) Under adoption legislation an adopted child is given a new NHS number and all previous medical information relating to that child is put into a newly created health record. Any information relating to the identity or...

Parents wishing to access children's medical records

Patient Registration

Role of Education Welfare Officer

If a child has a very poor attendance record an Educational Welfare Officer may be asked to investigate. EWOs are employed by the local authority and past of their role is to prepare the case if an authority is considering taking legal action against parents or guardians for failing to send...

Safeguarding: Serious Case Reviews

Since 1st April 2008 Child Death Review (CDR) processes have been mandatory for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) in England. CDR includes two interrelated processes that may trigger a serious case review: review of all deaths under the age of 18 by the local Child Death Overview...

Schools Requesting Certificates for Children's Absences

Schools are under increasing pressure to reduce non-attendance and will make contact with parents/guardians if there is a concern that any missed schooling is not justified. When parents turn up to ask for a letter or certificate about a possible health problem they may see this as a way of...

Somerset ICB Safeguarding Adults and Children

Safeguarding Adults is about organisations working together to protect an adult's right to live in free from abuse and neglect. It is also about ma king sure that, wherever possible, organisations listen and give regard to the adult's wishes, choices and feelings. The aim is to safeguard adults...

Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership

Safeguarding children arrangements in Somerset Structure chart Multi-agency communication; New safeguarding children arrangements in Somerset ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This policy document Resolving...

Thinking it? Report it

A new public awareness raising campaign, called 'Thinking it? Report it', launched in Somerset encouraging people to make contact with Adult Social Care if they think someone is being harmed. The campaign has been launched with the direct support of the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board...

What CQC is looking for in relation to Safeguarding

This Useful table highlights the common themes identified in inspection reports mapped against each Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE) for Safeguarding