It is recognised in Leeds that there has been an increase in cases relating to self-neglect, including cases which had met the requirements for a safeguarding adult review (SAR) to be undertaken. In light of the learning from these reviews, the repeat prescribing policy template has been updated to highlight the importance of safeguarding children and adults throughout this process.
- The repeat prescribing policy template supports practices to implement or review their local repeat prescribing policy setting out the minimum standards that should be covered within the policy and incorporating good practice.
- Practices are encouraged to review their processes for repeat prescribing and follow-ups for missed appointments with consideration given to safeguarding and noticing the signs of abuse and neglect.
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. For further advice please contact your practice safeguarding lead or the safeguarding team at NHS Leeds CCG via [email protected]
Practices should confirm that they have a Repeat Prescribing Policy in place & that it meets the required standard via an annual submission of Appendix A to: [email protected]