Responsibilities and standards

The Trust has a responsibility to make sure that you are safe practitioners when providing medical to inpatients in our community hospitals. The Northern Devon Healthcare Trust employs GPs to deliver medical care to patients and these GPs are referred to as ‘performing GPs’.

It is a requirement that the GPs maintain the quality standards to ensure they continue to be enabled to provide this service in the community hospitals.

Click here to view the required Quality Standards with which the Trust expects performing GPs to comply. These standards are in line with GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges ‘standards for documentation’.

The Trust is required to confirm the list of performing GPs in the community hospitals with the Local Area Team of NHS England. We also confirm the dates of the GPs appraisals, which is taken as evidence that the GP has completed all the essential training required to meet the Royal College of General Practitioners guidance.

The Trust will also provide regular updates and briefing notes to performing GPs on relevant quality issues pertaining to the Community Hospitals. These are emailed out to the GPs and are posted on this website here.

The GPs are expected to meet the Quality Standards and maintain the standards to remain on the Performers list. There is also an expectation that you will implement the guidance in the briefing notes that you receive.

If you require further guidance most briefing papers contain the relevant contact details, or please feel welcome to contact any member of the team identified on this website.

Last updated: September 1, 2014