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SteveR
26-09-2006, 02:51 PM
Hi all, I was hoping somebody could give me some guidance on the subject of protocols.

I am very new to the world of Practice Management and have been pretty shocked at the number of protocols that we have in the surgery. A lot of them are out of date or, in my view, unecessary. Cleary I need to be compliant and not miss anything in this respect but I was wondering if there was a list somewhere that defined the compulsory protocols a practice must have to meet its contractual/QOF/legal requirements.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
Thanks
Steve

pruritus
26-09-2006, 09:16 PM
Try

http://www.equip.ac.uk/practiceManagement/docs/protocols/index.htm

They are PDF files but low cost PDF converters abound.

As for what protocols do you need, I would guess it depends whom you ask. For the minimum ask a doctor and they would state QOF only. Ask an admin and everything requires a bit of paper. In reality in between I would have thought.

pruritus
26-09-2006, 09:19 PM
I did ask this before but the thread seems to have been culled so I guess I have to blame the website operator! ;-)

Has anyone defined any dementia protocols or can they post a URL of where there may be some to be modified?

gary
26-09-2006, 09:30 PM
culled???:D no- I just mistakenly ( and I honestly don't know how) took the protocols section away from view. I have put it back now - in the File Uploads section. Your original thread is still there pruritis.
for dementia protocols- I am not sure I have any management protocols but the best place to get the PHQ (2 and9) tests, and the beck inventory, MMSE etc is http://www.medal.org (http://www.medal.org)the medical algorithm site. you have to join, which is free, and you can download the files in excel format or use the online program.

PHQ9 is uploaded here below:
The Patient Health Questionnaire Module for Depression (PHQ-9) was developed for the evaluation of patients in primary care for evidence of depression. It is based on the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-IV. It was developed as part of the PRIME-MD project
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SteveR
27-09-2006, 08:10 AM
Thanks Pruritus for the info.

Guess I'm still a bit green - but it seems a little odd to have some of the clinical protocols. I imagine every doctor does things a little differently and so really detailed procedures are not relevant. Certain things presumably have NICE guidelines and so on which is fine but wou;d there be a 'standard ' protocol for this somewhere that we all need to work to?

Some of the admin ones such as H&S and so on are of course needed and I fully understnad the need for these.

Thanks again
Steve

Carabine
27-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Hi Steve
My advice with the Protocols would be get all you need for the contract, then concentrate on anything with a H &S issue.....after that If you want uniformity within the practice and staff have issues with complying do a Protocol and get all to sign up to it.

Carabine:)

SteveR
11-10-2006, 09:40 AM
Thanks Carabine, (sorry for delay in reply). I think you are right, this is pretty much the approach I am taking. Will take a while to sort out but it has to be done!

Steve

pamattree
17-10-2006, 01:37 PM
Greetings from the planet Wales. We're always happy to share information. Hopefully I've attached a list of most of the ones we have. We seem to be writing new ones and updating others all the time.
Let me know if you want any more.
Pam Attree

SteveR
19-10-2006, 09:31 AM
Hey Pam , thanks for posting. I've got 170 which I have now (since posting originally) organised. There was no attachment in your post I'm afraid. Do you fancy trying again?

Thanks
Steve

Carabine
25-10-2006, 04:28 PM
Steve if you come with something you need a protocol for or an area you are looking at ask.....we may have something for you.

Carabine

Rachael
27-10-2006, 02:39 PM
I've attached a couple of protocols for Mental Helath and Dementia.

I hope they help
Rachael

SteveR
30-10-2006, 08:36 AM
Thanks Rachael!

Steve

Nursie
30-10-2006, 03:35 PM
Hi Steve

Call me a cynic if you like, but I think those of us who have gathered protocols over the years have done so in anticipation of yet another directive from the Health Board. I recently went through ours and I threw away half of them. I updated and kept all of the disease associated ones, the ones that are regularly used and the ones required for the QOF evidence - the rest I ditched in the bin! Such a liberating feeling!.....Enjoy!

Nursie

SteveR
30-10-2006, 03:43 PM
Well funnily enough this is pretty much what I an in the process of doing (will take some time) but essentially I will be keeping the ones that are used, good practice and business practice to have and of course the QoF ones - which I feel generally fall into the previous categories anyway.

Cheers

carol rice
31-10-2006, 11:40 AM
Thanks Rachael!

Steve

Thanks for those Protocols - found very useful

M.Tongue
08-11-2006, 11:35 AM
Hi Rachel


many thanks for the care plan they are most useful

Jane Jones
07-02-2007, 10:51 AM
culled???:D no- I just mistakenly ( and I honestly don't know how) took the protocols section away from view. I have put it back now - in the File Uploads section. Your original thread is still there pruritis.
for dementia protocols- I am not sure I have any management protocols but the best place to get the PHQ (2 and9) tests, and the beck inventory, MMSE etc is http://www.medal.org (http://www.medal.org)the medical algorithm site. you have to join, which is free, and you can download the files in excel format or use the online program.

PHQ9 is uploaded here below:
The Patient Health Questionnaire Module for Depression (PHQ-9) was developed for the evaluation of patients in primary care for evidence of depression. It is based on the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-IV. It was developed as part of the PRIME-MD project
<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:P></O:P>


Dear Dr Rogers

Can you help me finding a copy of a Chronic Kidney Disease Protocol and an Infection Control which needs updating. Many thanks

Jane

gary
07-02-2007, 04:16 PM
CKD = there is a link here to the protocols forum , http://gpmanagement.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12
infection control manual = http://gpmanagement.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25&d=1161248896

the easiest way is to use the search function on the main navigation bar
:) to find anything

Jane Jones
09-02-2007, 10:49 AM
:) Gary,

Many thanks for the attached protocols, am gradually working my way round the site which has so much useful information. I hope I will be able to give some useful back. Best wishes,

Jane