Meet your CQC obligations with Practice Safe
Health and Safety and Employment Law can be a minefield, with constantly evolving standards and laws that you are legally required to comply with.
This is where THSP’s Practice Safe can help!
There are a number of health and safety and employment law policies that your surgery must have in place in order to remain compliant with the CQC. Implementing these will offer a number of benefits to your Practice; most importantly, ensuring the health and safety of your employees and those using your surgery.
If you don’t already have these policies in place and get a headache just thinking about where to start, Practice Safe can help!
What is Practice Safe?
Managing the legal obligations of your Practice can be time consuming and stressful, taking up time that could be better spent managing your Practice and treating your patients. Practice Safe is a dedicated and tailored service that provides a framework so that you can concentrate on implementing best practice.
Practice Safe helps you in a number of ways, including:
- Helping you to prepare for Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections
- Risk management procedures
- Fire management
- Control of infection arrangements
- Clinical waste management
- Staff Handbooks, Employers HR policies and Contracts of Employment
- Consistent support on employment issues, such as performance management, recruitment and parental rights
You will get all of this and much more to ensure the smooth, safe and efficient running of your Practice.
Why choose THSP?
Practice Safe is an innovative new service offered by THSP. Unlike other providers, we don’t just run our services over the phone or online; we will come to your premises to see your working practices first hand. We find that meeting with you in person and seeing the way you work helps us to gain a better understanding of your surgery’s requirements, allowing us to provide you with a more personalised service tailored to your needs.
You will have a dedicated account executive who will manage your account on a day-to-day basis, giving you a single port of call for when you have any questions or queries that need resolving. This way, we avoid any confusion and miscommunication, giving you full peace of mind and expert support, whenever you need it.
At THSP we have a long history in health and safety and employment law services, so you can trust us to ensure that you remain compliant and to meet the individual needs of your Practice.
All of our consultants are fully trained across a broad spectrum of health and safety and employment law areas. They have the knowledge and experience to answer all of your questions and meet your legal requirements. With a real passion for their specialisms they provide a professional, first-class service, while focusing on adding value and building long-term relationships.
Call us on 03456 122 144, or fill in the ‘Contact us’ form on the right hand side to find out more about Practice Safe or to book your appointment for us to visit your surgery.
“Late on in 2015 THSP Risk Management approached me introducing their new Practice Safe service, they introduced this service as the ideal tool to effectively manage employment relations and our non-clinical health and safety requirements and it was the ideal solution. Practice Safe provided a wide range of professional tailored documentation and a dedicated account executive with face to face contact so that I always felt supported. This was especially the case with the fire risk assessment.
I received a set of new contracts of employment, HR documents and staff handbooks within 10 days and also received a health and safety report for my Practice, identifying all safety hazards, potential hazards, mandatory training requirements and statutory legal notices.
The team that came out to see me helped a lot, answering queries via email and phone calls and even at weekends (when I was so stressed because of our CQC visit).
The certificates provided explaining our commitment to THSP were invaluable during our CQC visit, the documentation was organised which they liked and they were impressed with the health and safety manual.
H&S is an area I think a lot of us struggle with but help with COSSH risk assessments and other risk assessments was invaluable.
This expert support meant that rather than use my time worrying about the CQC audit and attempting to piece policies and procedures together myself I could use this precious time to deal with all of my other day to day practice management demands. I felt as though a huge weight had been taken off my shoulders.
I would pay for this service myself if the partners did not invest as to me it is an invaluable service”.
Tracey Gardner, Practice Manager
Small Heath Medical Practice