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Organisational Indicators

  • Records and information - go to this
  • Information for patients - go to this
  • Education and training - go to this
  • Practice management - go to this
  • Medicines management - go to this

    Records and Information

    Records03 - 1 point
    The practice has a system for transferring and acting on information about patients seen by other doctors out of hours

    Records08 - 1 point
    There is a designated place for the recording of drug allergies and adverse reactions in the notes and these are clearly recorded

    Records09 - 4 points
    For repeat medicines, an indication for the drug can be identified in the records (for drugs added to the repeat prescription with effect from 1 April 2004). Minimum Standard 80%

    Records11 - 10 points
    The blood pressure of patients aged 45 years and over is recorded in the preceding 5 years for at least 65% of patients

    Records13 - 2 points
    There is a system to alert the out-of-hours service or duty doctor to patients dying at home

    Records15
    - 25 points
    The practice has up-to-date clinical summaries in at least 60% of patient records

    Records17
    - 5 points
    The blood pressure of patients aged 45 years and over is recorded in the preceding 5 years for at least 80% of patients

    Records18 - 8 points
    The practice has up-to-date clinical summaries in at least 80% of patient records

    Records19 - 7 points
    80% of newly registered patients have had their notes summarised within 8 weeks of receipt by the practice

    Records20
    - 12 points
    The practice has up to date clinical summaries in at least 70% of patient records

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    Information for Patients

    Information05 - 2 points
    The practice supports smokers in stopping smoking by a strategy which includes providing literature and offering appropriate therapy

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    Education and Training

    Education11 - 4 points
    There is a record of all practice-employed clinical staff and clinical partners having attended training/updating in basic life support skills in the preceding 18 months

    Education05 - 3 points
    There is a record of all practice-employed staff having attended training/updating in basic life support skills in the preceding 36 months

    Education06 - 3 points
    The practice conducts an annual review of patient complaints and suggestions to ascertain general learning points which are shared with the team

    Education07 - 4 points
    The practice has undertaken a minimum of twelve significant event reviews in the past 3 years which could include: Education08 - 5 points
    All practice-employed nurses have personal learning plans which have been reviewed at annual appraisal

    Education09 - 3 points
    All practice-employed non-clinical team members have an annual appraisal

    Education10 - 6 points
    The practice has undertaken a minimum of three significant event reviews within the last year

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    Practice Management

    Management01 - 1 point
    Individual healthcare professionals have access to information on local procedures relating to Child Protection

    Management02 - 1 point
    There are clearly defined arrangements for backing up computer data, back-up verification, safe storage of back-up tapes and authorisation for loading programmes where a computer is used

    Management03 - 0.5 points
    The Hepatitis B status of all doctors and relevant practice-employed staff is recorded and immunisation recommended if required in accordance with national guidance

    Management05 - 3 points
    The practice offers a range of appointment times to patients, which as a minimum should include morning and afternoon appointments five mornings and four afternoons per week, except where agreed with the PCO

    Management07 - 3 points
    The practice has systems in place to ensure regular and appropriate inspection, calibration, maintenance and replacement of equipment including:

    Management09 - 3 points
    The practice has a protocol for the identification of carers and a mechanism for the referral of carers for social services assessment

    Management10 - 2 points
    There is a written procedures manual that includes staff employment policies including equal opportunities, bullying and harassment and sickness absence (including illegal drugs, alcohol and stress), to which staff have access.

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    Medicines Management

    Medicines02 - 2 points
    The practice possesses the equipment and in-date emergency drugs to treat anaphylaxis

    Medicines03 - 2 points
    There is a system for checking the expiry dates of emergency drugs on at least an annual basis

    Medicines04 - 3 points
    The number of hours from requesting a prescription to availability for collection by the patient is 72 hours or less (excluding weekends and bank/local holidays)

    Medicines06 - 4 points
    The practice meets the PCO prescribing adviser at least annually and agrees up to three actions related to prescribing

    Medicines08 - 6 points
    The number of hours from requesting a prescription to availability for collection by the patient is 48 hours or less (excluding weekends and bank/local holidays)

    Medicines10 - 4 points
    The practice meets the PCO prescribing adviser at least annually, has agreed up to three actions related to prescribing and subsequently provided evidence of change

    Medicines11 - 7 points
    A medication review is recorded in the notes in the preceding 15 months for all patients being prescribed four or more repeat medicines. Standard 80%

    Medicines12 - 8 points
    A medication review is recorded in the notes in the preceding 15 months for all patients being prescribed repeat medicines. Standard 80%

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    Prepared By Jean Keenan