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Referring patients checklist
This checklist will aid your review of your current referral process and help ensure that it is as effective and safe as possible
Maintaining confidentiality is essential in providing safe patient care.
The results management chain is an area where we regularly see things going wrong. Significant patient harm can occur, often due to a failure to manage test requests effectively leading to delayed or missed diagnosis and treatment.
A significant percentage of negligence claims arise from prescribing system errors , making this an important risk area for practices to consider.
Good medical records can ensure that patients receive continuity of care.
Delays in referring patients for further tests or specialist opinion can lead to delayed diagnosis and potential patient harm.
This line of enquiry focusses on the effectiveness of patient care
Dental records management checklist
This handy risk checklist will assist dental practices in ensuring they have robust systems and processes in place to manage their patient records
It is essential that practices have a clear and transparent process for dealing with complaints.
Intimate examinations can be an uncomfortable experience for patients, but the presence of a chaperone can help put them at ease.