Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7158

Date Request Received: 02/05/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 16/05/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Risk Management

Request Category: Researcher

Question Number 1:
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your esteemed organization (hospital or any healthcare service).
Since you have been ranked by CQC (Care Quality Commission) with an overall rating of “Good”, please may you provide me with the below documents?

Please note that this request pertains mainly to general risk management policies and procedures for “protecting patient safety”. Please note that documents focused solely on employee safety or on specific risks (e.g., specialized documents related to patient falls, nighttime/out-of-hours operation, etc.) are not required unless your organization does not have general risk management policies and procedures for “protecting patient safety”.

Your organization’s current risk management policy (or nearest equivalent, e.g., risk evaluation, risk reduction, risk assessment Policy, etc.)
Answer To Question 1:
Risk management policy enclosed.

To accompany this answer to question 1 please also see the documents listed below:

 Risk Management Policy 2021 FINAL Nov 2021.pdf
Question Number 2:
The organization’s current risk management procedures (or nearest equivalent, e.g., risk assessment procedures, risk evaluation procedures, risk control, etc.).
Answer To Question 2:
Please see attached policy.
Question Number 3:
Risk Evaluation and Risk Control Guidance provided to employees (or any other related guidance that exists)
Answer To Question 3:
Please see attached policy.
Question Number 4:
Any procedure or guidance or related document existing about how to decide if a risk needs to be reduced or not.
Answer To Question 4:
Please see attached policy.
Question Number 5:
Any procedure or guidance or related document existing about how to evaluate if your organization is obliged by the regulations to reduce the identified risk to a lower level or not. In this case, if you use a specific tool like “cost-benefit analysis” or any other tools, it would be truly appreciated to provide those documents as well.
Answer To Question 5:
Please see attached policy.
Question Number 6:
Any procedure, guidance, formula, guideline, instruction, direction, prescription, method, or process through which your organization decides if your organization is going to implement a measure to reduce risk, or, you will not implement more risk reduction measures; and in case of not implementing more risk reduction measure, how you justify that risks are reduced to a level As Low As Reasonably Practicable”
Answer To Question 6:
Please see attached policy.
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