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2.2 Safety and quality

Post date: 04/07/2017 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 24/07/2018

Domain 2: Safety and quality Attribute 2.2: Respond to risks to safety

This attribute is about taking steps to reduce, prevent and manage different types of risk.

You can demonstrate it by:

  • reporting risks in the healthcare environment to your employing or contracting bodies
  • safeguarding and protecting the health and well-being of vulnerable people, including children and the elderly and those with learning disabilities
  • taking action where there is evidence that a colleague’s conduct, performance or health may be putting patients at risk
  • following infection control procedures and regulations.

Medical Protection resources

  •  Factsheets about core medicolegal topics include advice on caring for vulnerable adults, safeguarding children, raising concerns and whistleblowing and needlestick injuries.
  •  Advice booklet MPS Guide to ethics focuses on the practical consequences of ethical dilemmas that clinicians face on a daily basis including raising concerns (chapter four).
  • On-site group workshop Infection control in primary care can help your practice comply with national standards and reduce risk to patients and practitioners.
  • Infection control risk assessments and online risk assessment tools allow you to get involved in reviewing infection control processes and opportunities for improvement (free to most practices with a group scheme).

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