Whilst the new Worcestershire Health and Care Trust came into existence on 1st July 2011, work is still ongoing to align policies from Worcestershire PCT Provider Arm and the Mental Health Partnership Trust, in the meantime please take care over which policies should be used. Please use the links on the left or the table below:
NHS Worcestershire policies:
Medicines Management & Pharmacy (Inlcuding Area Prescribing Committee).
Patient Group Directions (NHS Worcestershire only).
Documents that Guide Practice
In 1999, the Government set out detailed proposals with the aim to: 1) improve quality, 2) increase collaboration between professionals, and 3) reduce unacceptable or undesirable variations in practice. DtGP provide a means of incorporating evidence into practice, and ensuring that practice is regularly reviewed and updated. They are therefore one way in which the above aims can be achieved. In most cases, good quality, up-to-date DtGP do not take away the importance of clinical judgement, but provide clinicians with an evidence-based framework within which well informed clinical decisions can be made.
What are Documents that Guide Practice (DtGP)?
DtGP encompasses strategies, protocols, policies, guidelines, plans and procedures that are endorsed by a strategic group (Trust Board, Governance Committee).
Who has the responsibility to oversee the development of a DtGP?
The Quality Committee.
How can I find out more information?
Should you have any queries about DtGP, contact:
Robert Hipwell Company Secretary, via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01905 681558.