Policies and procedures
CCG Detailed Financial Policies state that formal tendering procedures may be waived in agreement with the Chief Executive or Chief Finance Officer
This document sets out the NHS East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group's (the CCG) policy and advice to employees in dealing with fraud or suspected fraud and bribery. This policy details the arrangements made in the CCG for such concerns to be raised by employees or members of the public.
This policy details the arrangements to be followed in the event of a claim against the CCG, these arrangements follow the guidelines of the NHS Litigation Authority and Civil Law Procedure Rules.
There is provision in legislation for the formation of a joint committee across two or more CCGs to undertake commissioning functions on behalf of those CCGs. Given that East and North Herts and Herts Valleys CCGs have jointly undertaken the “Healthier Future Let’s Talk” consultation, it is logical that the two CCGs hear the outcomes of that consultation and jointly make decisions on the proposals in order to drive a consistent approach across Hertfordshire.
Health and Safety
Part of the Health and Safety Policy
Health & Safety Alert - Electronic Cigarettes: Reported Fires and Explosions Guidance for Staff
E&NHCCG have been advised by NHS Property Services (NHSPS) as lease holders for Charter and Fountain House, Welwyn Garden City that in accordance with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2015 to demonstrate compliance in relation to taking measures to reduce fire risk in NHSPS premises, that E-Cigarette devices and chargers are prohibited from their premises.
There have been a number of fires nationally where the probable cause of the fire has been attributed to the charging of an E-Cigarette device. NHSPS have taken the decision to prohibit the use and charging of such devices in premises owned and occupied by NHSPS, therefore all NHSPS staff and occupiers of NHSPS premises have been informed of this policy decision due to the fire risks involved with these devices.
Part of the Health and Safety Policy
It should be completed as outlined within the Fire Evacuation Procedure which can be accessed by logging in to the CCG intranet.
NHS Bedfordshire, NHS East and North Hertfordshire, NHS Herts Valleys, and NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups, recognises that the use of temporary workers may be required to cover vacancies, projects or other urgent needs in order to sustain high standards of performance, or to provide skills not readily available from within the CCG’s workforce. However, it is the CCG’s position that temporary workers should not be used as a long term solution.
Agile working is the term used to describe how employees can work flexibly from any location; this could include CCG headquarters or other NHS locations, offices of Partners, Stakeholders or Shared Service providers, at home on occasion, or in any combination of these.
This policy outlines the processes in place for staff affected by alcohol and substance misuse. It outlines the support that is available for employees who are affected by such issues
The aim of this policy is to ensure a uniform and equitable approach to the calculation of annual leave and general public holiday entitlement which takes into account the arrangements as defined under NHS Terms and Conditions. An annual leave calulator for new and part-time staff is available here.
This policy is designed to provide a framework across the CCG for a well-planned and effective staff appraisal system. The latest form can be fiound in HR Forms
This policy has been developed in response to apprenticeship reforms and will support an increase in the quality and quantity of apprenticeships within the CCG. The policy sets out the procedure that the CCG should follow when recruiting into a new apprenticeship role or converting an existing role into an apprenticeship.
The CCG recognises the importance of having a robust policy that encourages and facilitates employees to return to work following a period of sickness and to manage and support staff who have underlying health conditions.
The CCG aims to provide a happy and fulfilling work environment. This policy promotes the respectful treatment of all employees the protection of employees from bullying and harassment at work.