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Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy

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This Policy when implemented should reflect anti-discriminatory practice. Any services, interventions or actions must take into account any needs arising from race, gender, age, religion and belief, language, communication, sensory impairment, disability.

Clinical Risk Assessment involves working with service users in the identification and further investigation of factors associated with an increased probability of specified risk behaviours occurring. The systematic collection of information to determine the degree to which risk is present, or is likely to pose problems at some point in the future for the patient or the general public. (McClelland, 2002)

Clinical Risk Management involves developing flexible strategies aimed at preventing the negative event from occurring or, if not possible, minimising the harm caused. (Best Practice in Managing Risk 2007)

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust is committed to working with service users, their families and carers and fully acknowledge the pivotal role of all of those individuals in the identification and management of clinical risk.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust have a responsibility to ensure all employees have an understanding of the principles of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management. This policy will set the standards for the practice and training and will reflect the requirements of Care Quality Commission, and the Best Practice in Risk Management (2007), and the training for Clinical Risk Assessment and Management.

Link to the full Policy:

Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy

Link to the Equalities Impact Analysis:

Clinical Risk Assessment and Management Policy - EIA

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