CODE Modules and Briefings CODE updates its Management Modules and Briefings whenever there is a change in legislation or regulations. Some important changes to safeguarding and CRB checks have been adopted as well as new guidelines on direct access for DCPs. Members can download the modules now and they are in the iCOMPLY application. The new GDC standards are being analysed and members will be informed of any changes they need to make soon. To read about the new guidance from CODE click here.
Meeting the new GDC Standards CODE has produced its first Briefing on meeting the new GDC Standards. This tells you about some essential activities to set up now such as posters where patients can see them and providing a copy of your complaints procedure when you respond to complaints. There is an overview of some important changes including the change from 'Informed Consent' to 'Valid Consent'. CODE will be updating a number of its Management Modules to meet the new Standards and also iCOMPLY will be modified so that you are reminded to stay compliant with the new requirements. You can read the new Briefing here.
Criminal record checks - the latest guide There has been some confusion concerning who needs an enhanced check and also about the new Update Service. Not to mention the differences in Northern Ireland and Scotland. CODE has revised its module on CRB/DBS checks. You can read the most important guidelines here.
Consumer Credit Licence - act now and save money If you have a Consumer Credit Licence you must register for interim permission with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). If you do so before November 30th you will benefit from a reduced fee. If you do not do so by April 2014 you will be trading illegally. For more information click here.
Updated level 2 and NEW level 3 Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults training now available These popular CODE courses are now available online as well as on DVD. CODE Modules are included and the courses are interesting and engaging. They both consist of a video presentation by an expert, with slides, plus questions and answers for your CPD credit. You can read more about the DVDs and online courses, and sign up here.
CODE Buying Group grows One quarter of CODE members have now signed up to the CODE Buying Group and we are calculating the first 6 monthly rebate. New products and services are being added and a website will soon be launched. You can read more and sign up here for savings on products and services, free products, cash rebates and free or subsidised CPD.
iCOMPLY - Practice management and compliance automatically
iCOMPLY is now in beta testing. It automatically schedules compliance and essential practice management in an online calendar. You can use it on a PC, iPad or tablet.
Your year of activities are listed in a calendar/scheduler with a daily email to remind you of the tasks that need to be done to stay compliant and perform your essential practice management tasks. The CODE modules are built right in and you can access them from the relevant activity. For example if you are working on the safe use of x-rays, the relevant modules are linked to the activity you are working with. Work can be delegated to team members and they will each have their own dashboard and email reminders. You can also print off a compliance report at any time/ You can read more here.
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