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Have your say on draft documents

24 October 2016

As part of the work we are doing to improve governance in the Trust, we are proposing a new, hopefully clearer and better, way of developing and signing off policies, procedures and guidelines.

This will which will ensure there is up front engagement with key stakeholders, that documents are approved by ‘subject experts’, that Equality Analysis is undertaken, and that a dissemination/communication plan is developed and implemented for each new/revised document to ensure it is sent out to staff effectively. Document folders

A draft of the Trust’s revised ‘Policy and procedure for the development and management of Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including clinical guidelines’ (also known as the Policy on Policies!) is available for comment and we would like to encourage all staff, but particularly those who create and revise policies, procedures and guidelines (including clinical guidelines), to please read and comment on the draft.

Your comments will enable us to get this right and make sure the document is clear and makes sense. We are keen as well to hear whether the process described is applicable to the development of clinical guidelines, and if not, what a well-governed process for them would look like.


You can download the draft document and will find a link to an online form for your feedback on the Staff Zone, here:


The closing date for this consultation is 12 July.


Once the feedback has been compiled we’ll let you know what we’ve heard and about any changes we’ve made through an article in the Bulletin.

Isobel Allen, Assistant Company Secretary


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