DDES-VBCCP—-June-2017—FINAL-V4.1Corporate Policies

 Access and Choice (2)

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy (3)

Complaints Policy and Procedure (4)

Domestic Violence in the Workplace (1)

Electronic Signature Policy (1)

Fire Safety Policy (2)

Health and Safety Policy (2)

Incident Reporting and Management Policy (3)

Internet and Email Acceptable Use Policy (1)

MCA and DOLS Policy (2)

Moving and Handling (2)

Policy for Development and Approval of Policies (2)

Risk Management Policy (3)

Standards of Business Conduct and Declarations of Interest Policy (3)

Security Policy (2)

Serious Incidents (SIs) Management Policy (2.1)

Social Media Policy (1)

Violence Aggression and Abuse Management Policy (2)


Information Governance Policies

Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy (3)

Data Quality (3)

Delegated Authority and Financial Limits

Information Governance and Information Risk Policy (3)

Information Access Policy (3)

Information Security Policy (3)

Records Management Policy and Strategy (3)


Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding and Looked After Children Policy (1.3)

Safeguarding Adults Policy (1.3)

Managing Allegations Against Staff Policy (1)


Individual Funding Request Policy


Value Based Clinical Commissioning Policy; Crib Sheet


Clinical Policies

 CJD Policy (5)

Decontamination of Equipment Policy (5)

General Infection Control Precautions Policy (6)

Hand Hygiene  Policy (6)

Management of Clostridium difficile (CDAD) Policy (6)

MRSA Primary Care Policy (5)

Safe Use and Disposal of Sharps Policy (5)

Scabies, Body and Head Lice (Ectoparasites) Policy (5)


HR Policies

Absence Management (1)



Information Governance Strategy 2015-16 (1)

Health and Safety Strategy (1)



Whistleblowing Policy – ‘Speak out Safely’

Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG supports the principles of the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we believe that every member of our staff, our member practices and the staff employed by those health and care organisations that we commission to deliver high-quality services for our residents, should feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it. They should also be confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.

Ensuring that high-quality and appropriate care is available to our residents is our primary responsibility. We acknowledge that the staff who come into everyday contact with our patients and carers are often best placed to identify where care may be falling below the  standard our patients deserve and we expect. In order to ensure our high standards continue to be met, we will:

  • ensure that the systems is in place within our own organisation to allow every member of our staff to be able to raise concerns with their line manager, or another member of the management team without fear of retribution.
  • work closely with the providers of the services we commission to assurance ourselves that everyone in their organisations feels able to highlight wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it. We will seek assurance that where a member of their staff identifies a genuine safety concern for our patients, they will be supported, a full investigation will be undertaken and, if appropriate, action will be taken.

For our Whistleblowing policy, please access Library Book 6, HR Policies and Procedures in the above list.