Policies and procedures

Comprehensive advice on meeting governance requirements

Increasingly, every healthcare organisation is assessed on the quality of its governance. It is essential for organisations to have robust policies and procedures in place to satisfy the requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as well as ensuring the organisation as a whole is kept up to date with statutory requirements/knowledge and employees training is current.

The content of a policy and its application within an organisation can be scrutinised in litigation, in judicial review, or during a negligence action. We regularly advise as to the contents of policy as well as the interpretation and application of a particular procedure. Robust governance has financial implications extending far beyond NHS Resolution premiums.

Corporate work involves assessment in an organisation’s procedures and regulation as a key issue of the governance requirements. Employment policies are also scrutinised in transactional work.

Key services and issues with policies and procedures

  • SUI and Adverse Incident policy  review
  • Individual funding requests and resource allocation decisions
  • Representation of trusts in inquiries
  • Inquest work
  • Review of corporate governance policies in a due diligence context

PeopleView all

NewsView all

Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: some clarity on mandatory court applications?

O'Farrell J handed down a judgment this morning confirming that it is not mandatory to bring before the Court of Protection the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from Mr Y, who suffers from a prolonged disorder of consciousness, in circumstances where the clinical team and Mr Y's family are agreed that it is not in Mr Y's best interests to continue to receive that treatment.

Continue reading