Policies for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards policy
Anti-Fraud and Bribery Policy and Guidance
In order for Bristol CCG to achieve its vision and aims individuals have a responsibility to disclose any information which relates to suspected wrongdoing in a timely manner. This includes reporting any suspicions of fraud or bribery
Annual Leave Policy and Procedure
This policy summarises the annual leave that all CCG employees are entitled to during their employment and details of how to calculate and request annual leave.
Bristol CCG recognises that on occasions staff may need to formally exercise their right to question or complain about decisions made regarding their employment. The CCG aims to provide a simple, fair and independent system for responding to staff complaints and has developed this appeals procedure to help
The aim of the Banding Policy and Procedure is to ensure that all jobs are rewarded fairly and consistently and in accordance with the NHS Job Evaluation Scheme (also known as Agenda for Change).
Bullying and Harassment Policy
This policy sets out the steps that should be taken to deal with incidents of harassment and bullying by staff. It aims to support staff and managers to deal with all issues raised objectively, quickly, sensitively and confidentially.
The purpose of this document is to outline Bristol Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) policy to ensure that it meets its obligations under The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service complaints (England) Regulations 2009.
Domestic Abuse Policy
Bristol CCG is committed to supporting the domestic violence and abuse pledge which aims to raise awareness within the workplace of domestic abuse and ensure that employers are properly equipped to support any of their staff who are in abusive ...
This policy and procedure has been developed to provide a fair, objective, effective and confidential way of dealing with such matters relating to staff conduct.
Both the management side and Trade Unions share a determination to ensure that all matters of difference relating to issues raised are amicably resolved. When it is not possible to reach agreement, it shall be open to either party to invoke ...
Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy
This is the Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy of the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (Bristol CCG). It sets out the aims of the organisation to ensure equitable and fair outcomes for the employees for whom we have responsibility.
Grievance Policy and Procedure
Bristol CCG recognises that where an employee is aggrieved about some aspect of their employment then conflict and loss of motivation can occur. This policy provides a framework for dealing promptly and fairly with employee dissatisfaction without fear of recrimination
Health and Safety Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Bristol CCG staff, other people, for example contractors,visitors, general public who may be affected by Bristol CCG’s activities; and satisfy the requirements of the relevant regulations.
Health and Wellbeing Policy
Our policy arrangements as well as contributing to the promotion of good health. It encompasses such matters as smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, physical activity and stress
Incident Reporting Policy
The policy and procedure is designed to ensure that all CCG staff have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and respond appropriately and effectively to reporting incidents.
Inclement Weather Policy
This policy aims to ensure that equal and fair treatment is applied as far as possible to staff who are unable to attend work, or who have to work a shorter day than normal, due to inclement weather.
Management of Sickness Absence Policy and Critical Illness Guidance
This policy and procedure covers the management of health and sickness issues for all employees. Specifically this covers the responsibilities of the CCG, managers and employees in promoting good health and in managing sickness and sickness absence both where there ...
Managing Poor Performance and Capability Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide clear, fair and consistent methods of addressing poor performance
Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policy
This policy outlines statutory obligations in relation to Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave entitlements and regulations as well as NHS provisions. No pregnant employee should suffer any unfair treatment due to her pregnancy.
Medical and Dental Staff Disciplinary and Capability Policy
This policy outlines the process for managing concerns about Bristol CCG employed doctors’ and dentists’ conduct and capability. It implements the framework set out in ‘Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS'.
Organisational Change Policy
This policy sets out the standards and processes that NHS Bristol, NHS North Somerset and NHS South Gloucestershire Trusts (BNSSG) aim to achieve when managing necessary organisational change.
Other Leave Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to managers in order to ensure a consistent approach to enquiries and applications in respect of leave, including emergency leave, compassionate leave, unpaid leave and other leave as outlined in this policy.
This guidance sets out the arrangements for overtime payment under the Agenda for Change terms and conditions of employment. It describes the good practice which should be followed when staff may be asked to work overtime and how they will ...
Patient Travel Costs Policy
This policy is for the use of CCG staff, NHS patients, carers and others wishing to claim for reimbursement of their travel costs
Pay Protection Policy
Pay protection means that should you suffer a loss of earnings for specific reasons, you will continue to receive your former salary and benefits for a defined period of time to enable you to adjust to your new circumstances.
Performance Development and Management Framework
The performance development and management framework has been compiled to aid all staff in their development and to ensure that organisational, team and individual objectives can be achieved.
Personal Health Budgets Policy
This policy outlines the principles for achieving the implementation of personal health budgets by balancing choice, risk, rights and responsibilities.
Personal Health Budgets CHC Operational Guide
This document will act as the Operational Guide for those in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in Bristol who request a personal health budget.
Privacy Impact Assessment Framework Policy
This Policy sets out the process by which BNSSG will manage and use Privacy Impact Assessments to anticipate and address the likely impacts of new initiatives on an individual’s privacy.
Procurement describes a whole life-cycle process of acquisition of goods, works and services; it encompasses everything from repeat, low-value orders through to complex healthcare service solutions developed through partnership arrangements. This strategy is limited to the procurement of clinical health and social care.
Professional Registration Policy and Procedure
All members of staff and independent contractors who have a statutory requirement to be registered in order to practise their profession on behalf of the CCG must be appropriately registered at all times.
Raising concerns policy and procedure
Bristol CCG is committed to conducting its business with honesty and integrity and expect all staff to maintain high standards in accordance with our constitution.
Reckonable Service Policy
This policy describes the service which can be considered as “reckonable” for the purposes of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave and redundancy payments
Records Management Policy
The purpose of the policy is to provide a framework, which enables Bristol CCG to set out its records management organisation, for both electronic and paper records and to comply with appropriate legislation and government policy on information.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
The Recruitment and Selection Policy is designed to support managers in providing a fair, consistent and effective approach to the recruitment of all employees and to help managers deal with recruitment and selection effectively and consistently.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that employees facing redeployment are treated fairly and consistently.
This document sets out the policy that the organisation adopts for employees at risk of redundancy and the arrangements for redundancy pay. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and may be amended from time to ...
This policy gives guidelines to managers and staff regarding the relocation policy that applies to Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group. It defines what the process is for making a claim and the conditions that apply to any payment or entitlements.
Bristol CCG recognise that retirement can be a major life change and appreciate that stereotypes about older workers can still sometimes be an issue for staff and managers, this policy is for anyone considering retiring.
Secondary Employment Policy
Bristol CCG will work with staff undertaking secondary employment to ensure that they comply with the requirements of Working Time Regulations and that they are able to undertake their duties without conflict of interest or loss of performance.
Guidance on secondments and to promoting best practice. This policy does not cover acting up arrangements within the same department or when a member of staff moves base within the same role.
Serious Untoward Incident
This policy provides details on how Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRIs) will be managed by the CCG.
Social Media Policy
This policy provides guidance for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG staff on the use of social media and attributed digital content.
Standards of Business Conduct
This policy details the expectations regarding standards of business conduct for the Clinical Commissioning Group (hereafter referred to as the CCG) including the management of conflicts of interest. This policy supports the CCG constitution.
Sponsorship of Activities and Joint Working by the Pharmaceutical Industry Policy
A framework for the CCGs in their interaction with pharmaceutical companies and other device and appliance manufacturers of products that may be prescribed at NHS expense.
This policy provides a framework and guidance for the termination of employment to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and consistently.
Travel and Expenses Policy
This policy has been developed to provide a clear understanding of the CCG’s principles regarding business travel and expenses.
Persistent Communications Policy
For Bristol CCG staff to implement and take appropriate action when unreasonably persistent communications are received. Implementation of this policy is only to happen in exceptional circumstances after all reasonable measures have been taken in an effort to resolve the issue.
Work Experience, Volunteering and Internships Policy
This guidance sets out Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) approach to work experience, volunteering and internships to ensure placements are a useful experience for both the individual and the CCG.
Work-Life Balance Policy
By promoting ‘work-life balance’ in a structured and consistent manner to enable you to work more flexibly, aiming to meet your flexible working/leave requests where possible.
Working Time Policy
This policy and procedure has been developed in accordance with the Working Time Regulations, and has been designed to help you and your manager to plan a ‘healthy’ working day and to monitor progress.
Working with Display Screen Equipment Policy
This policy relates to the use and operation of display screen equipment (personal computers) within Bristol CCG.