Useful Documents

Policies

The CCG has adopted some of the policies of the former Shropshire County Primary Care Trust.  These are currently under review and are being published to the Our Policies page of this website once approved and in the correct format.  If there is a policy you are not able to find please Contact Us.

 

Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are published here.

 

Support available for immunisers

Signposting support for immunisers[pdf] 1MB - Outlines the support available for immunisers in primary care and other community settings.

 

Pathways and Guidelines

New Pathways and Guidelines are published here.

 

Shared Care Agreements

Effective Shared Care Agreements (ESCAs) are published here.

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding policies and documents are published on the Our Policies page.

GP resource pack 'General Practice Child Safeguarding Supporting Development at Level 3: GP Child Safeguarding Competencies':  Safeguarding GP resource pack - October 2015 [pdf] 1MB

 

Domestic Abuse

In 2016-17 the Police received 4,355 calls for assistance regarding domestic incidents and there were 339 referrals to MARAC (the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) which manages the higher risk domestic abuse cases.  If you wish to make a referral to MARAC or to use the domestic abuse risk assessment which is part of the referral please click on the link here: https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/media/2946/shropshire-marac-referral-form.doc

Voluntary Perpetrator Programme - 'Becoming Respectful'

Shropshire Public Health in collaboration with its partner agencies are launching a 'voluntary perpetrator programme' for men who have been abusive.  The term voluntary means that the man who is to attend is doing so because they have recognised at some level that there is a need to stop the abusive behaviour they have engaged in. Previously such courses have only been available in Shropshire to people who have been before the courts but this new service is an attempt to help perpetrators of abuse get help to change these patterns at an earlier stage.  The 'Becoming Respectful' programme is run by Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (Probation). The course runs for 12 weeks for 2 hours per session and aims to address areas including self-awareness, motivation, as well as managing and changing behaviours.  Initially the course will be run as a pilot from October/November 2017 and it is envisaged that it will continue.  So depending upon when you are considering referring please check with the provider whose details are in the referral form.  Access is via the completion of the referral form below.  The leaflet below explains what the course can offer and can be given to potential attendees.
 
Support for victims of Domestic Abuse is also available from various organisations including the Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service and there are links below to various organisations that may be able to help:

 

Coroner's GP Referral Form

H.M. Coroner’s Service for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin wishes to promote the electronic reporting of deaths by GPs to the Coroner’s Office. A similar system has been working with Medical Practitioners from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust for some time. The coroner believes that this will be mutually beneficial to his office and busy GPs as it saves time by allowing the GP to complete the task promptly and reduces delays caused by not always being able to access the Coroner’s Office by telephone. A copy of the GP form is available here. It also contains the email address to which it should be returned.

Shropshire_Telford_Electronic_GP_Referral_Form.dot [dot] 65KB

 

NICE Notification Templates

NICE Notification Templates are published here.

 

Local Enhanced Services Specifications

Local Enhanced Services Specifications are published here.

 

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

Francis Inquiry Report - this will take you to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry website.  There you will find the full Public Inquiry report, including executive summary, frequently asked questions and other information about the Inquiry.

Government Initial Response to the Francis Inquiry Report - this will take you to the document 'Patients First and Foremost: The Initial Government Response to the Report of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry'.