18 / 6 / 2015 1.31pm
NHS Employers has updated its 'managing official visits on NHS premises' section to highlight key information and actions for employers to consider when reviewing, developing or implementing local practices for managing VIPs, celebrity and other official visits.
In February 2015, Kate Lampard's 'Lessons learnt' report into the activities carried out by Jimmy Savile took into account existing good practice and made a number of recommendations targeted at improving patient care and safety. The recommendations include a requirement for all NHS trusts to ensure they have appropriate policies in place for agreeing and facilitating trust visits.
What this means for employers
To compliment existing local good practice, the guidelines are split into sections, helping employers effectively manage the important role of visitors, whilst ensuring patient safety by having a policy document, clear implementation measures and effective communications in place.
The information provided is intended to be a guide for NHS organisations, it is to be used alongside existing good practice. You can find out more about the Savile inquiry and the recommendations from Lessons Learnt in our relevant website sections.