In this area, you’ll find links to download and/or view our policies. The policies will ensure all patients, staff and general public have access to the detailed information and procedures for our local health service.
If you can’t find the policy you’re looking for please contact us.
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.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by Cleveland Police and other police services across the country.
It encourages carers, families, friends or neighbours, to hold information about the person with dementia that can help the police find them if they do go missing.
Find out more about the Herbert Protocol from Cleveland Police.
Fill in the document and keep in a safe place. Make sure the form can be easily located if the person it refers to goes missing. You may want to make several copies which can be kept safe by neighbours or relatives. If the person goes missing mention the HERBERT PROTOCOL to the call taker and give this form to the police officer attending.
South Tees CCG is required to fulfil its legal duties under the Children Act 1989, Section 11 of the Children Act 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and statutory guidance on Promoting the Health and Well-being of Looked After Children 2015). This policy provides a framework to ensure appropriate actions are taken to manage allegations, regardless of whether they are made in connection to duties with the CCG or if they fall outside of this, such as in their private life or any other capacity.
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.
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative.
Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities.
It has long been suspected that victims of scams, specifically the elderly and consumers made vulnerable by
their circumstances, experience deteriorating health, independence and loss of self-confidence.
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
This Policy sets out the corporate approach to developing policies. It applies to all staff involved in writing, reviewing, approving and implementing policies.
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.
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.
This policy outlines the responsibilities of the CCG in applying the Children’s Act Code of Practice, with regard to ensuring that as Commissioners of services, these responsibilities are also adopted by those that we commission services from.
This document outlines the CCG’s commitment to promoting and improving the security of its premises/assets and the safety of staff, patients and visitors to the CCG.
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.
The aim of this policy document is to reduce the risks, so far as it is reasonably practicable, for staff. It applies to all employees of the CCG and in particular deals with the issue of violence, aggression and abuse against a member of its staff by a member of the public (i.e. patient, member of the patient’s family, member of the public etc.).