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Table 3 Percentage of “yes” answers across practices

From: Development of the prototype concise safe systems checklist tool for general practice

Item Number Summary description % Yes answers
1 All incoming clinical information is seen by trained or clinically experienced members of staff before filing. 100
2 Where incoming clinical information requires follow-up this is documented in the patient’s record and acted upon. 87
3 Where a clinician decides it is indicated, the patient (or a suitable/ appropriate representative) is informed of abnormal investigation results and documented in the patient’s record. 100
4 The practice keeps a log of minor operations containing key information including,
• Date/patient’s name
• Procedure performed
• Who performed the operation and who assisted
• Any complications
5 Up-to-date information on practice policies, procedures and local facilities/services is provided to guide all temporary clinical staff (including GP registrars). 100
6 Non-collection of prescriptions is monitored and a trigger for review in partnership with local pharmacies. 75
7 Vulnerable patients discharged from hospital are followed-up by a member of the clinical team within 1 month. 75
8 The indication for repeat medications is coded within the electronic record. 87
9 Staff are trained to make safe use of the prescribing elements of the clinical IT system relevant to their role. 100