Corporate policies

Our corporate policies incorporate all the factors (within the organisation and outside) that can affect our CCG objectives, our day-to-day operations and our long-term plans.

Adult Safeguarding Policy

Anti Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy

The overall aims of this policy is to support a broadly based, transparent and supportive anti-fraud culture. The policy sets out the CCG’s responsibilities in terms of an integrated approach to fighting fraud including effective prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, bribery and corruption.

Bribery Act 2010

Commerical Sponsorship and Joint Working with the Pharmaceutical Industry Policy

Complaints Policy

The policy is designed to outline the process for handling complaints generated by patients or their representatives and aims to set out clear guidelines for staff, managers and complainants about how complaints will be managed.

Incident Reporting and Management Policy

Internet and Email Acceptable Usage Policy

Managing the impact of Domestic Abuse in the Workplace Policy

Ensures that staff who are victims or perpetrators of domestic abuse are aware of the CCG’s role and responsibilities. It also provides information on the support that is available within the organisation as well as guidance to line managers when supporting staff who are affected by domestic abuse.

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Policy

This policy sets out how as a commissioning organisation, the CCG will fulfil its duties and responsibilities effectively both within its own organisation and across the local health economy via its commissioning arrangements in relation to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. It also includes reference to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), as commissioners must understand the implications of DOLS, and commissioned services must demonstrate as appropriate compliance with DOLS.

Patient Services Access and Choice Policy

This policy outlines the CCG’s commitment to fulfilling its obligations under the NHS Constitution in relation to choice in order to optimise patient experience when choosing their secondary care provider. The policy also sets out the commitment to provide choice through understanding patients’ needs, monitoring and analysing the market and strengthening existing relationships whilst developing new ones

Policy for the development and approval of policies

This Policy sets out the corporate approach to developing policies. It applies to all staff involved in writing, reviewing, approving and implementing policies.

Prevent Policy

This policy outlines South Tees Commissioning Group (CCG) approach to supporting the Prevent agenda. Prevent is part of the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2011) CONTEST, which is led by the Home Office. The health sector has a non-enforcement approach to Prevent and focuses on support for vulnerable individuals and healthcare organisations in helping stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Risk Management Strategy

This strategy sets out the CCG approach to risk and the management of risk in fulfilment of its overall objectives. In addition, the adoption and embedding within the organisation of an effective risk management framework and processes will ensure that the reputation of the CCG is maintained and enhanced, and its resources are used effectively to ensure business success, continuing financial strength and to ensure continuous quality improvement in its operating model.

Serious Incidents (SIs) Management Policy

Social Media Policy

South Tees CCG Activity and Prioritisation May 2016

South Tees CCG Business Continuity Plan

The purpose of this Plan is to ensure localised business continuity arrangements are in place which identify and maintain critical activities of the CCG during and after any interruption, restore them to full functionality and promote recovery as quickly as possible.

Value Based Clinical Commissioning Policy Crib Sheet

Value Based Commissioning Policy updated April 2018