The list below includes the possible actions and evidence that could be used by a surgery to demonstrate its fitness for purpose. Much of this should already be available and collected for current activities or requirements, eg Freedom of Information publication schemes or Quality and Outcomes Framework audits.

Key questions

This includes:

Examples of evidence

Are they safe?

  • Cleanliness

  • Safe environment

  • Medicines management

  • Safeguarding

  • Learning from safety incidents

  • Health, safety and welfare policies including risk assessments and actions taken

  • Policies on medicines management, including repeat prescriptions

  • Policies on management of serious untoward incidents including deaths of patients

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