Wolverhampton Safeguarding Resources

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Resources

January 25, 2017

Community pharmacy contractors passing the gateway criteria will receive a Quality Payment if they meet one or more of the Quality Payment criteria.

The Quality Payment requirement for “Safeguarding” is that at least 80% of registered pharmacy professionals (i.e.  pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) working at the pharmacy on the day of the review have achieved level 2 safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults in the last two years This includes locums, so contractors should encourage temporary staff, such as locum pharmacists, to undertake the training and assessment.

Safeguarding training is a staff training requirement for many locally commissioned services, such as emergency hormonal contraception. The General Pharmaceutical Council has also stated that pharmacy professionals and the pharmacy team working in community pharmacies are well placed to identify people who may be vulnerable, including children; it is important that all pharmacy professionals and the wider pharmacy team are aware of, and understand, possible signs of abuse, neglect or exploitation and how to manage these.

The CPPE Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e-learning and e-assessment meets the level 2 requirements and is available now for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

A useful resource locally is the Wolverhampton Safeguarding website this is for everyone concerned about the well-being and safety of children & young people, and / or adults with care and support needs in Wolverhampton. The website is a great source of safeguarding information including up to date contact numbers and referral forms. Save this site to your favourites or add a short cut to your PMR desktop for future reference.

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