Ghosh Medical Group Safeguarding Policy
Please see the below list for all contacts regarding safeguarding referrals.
Contact with named GP safeguarding support:
Details of safeguarding GPs covering Liverpool and the wider Cheshire and Merseyside:
- Local Authority Careline Adult Services: T: 0151 233 3800 Liverpool City Council I Cunard Building I Water Street I Liverpool I L3 1AH CarelineAdultsServices@liverpool.gov.uk
- Children’s Safeguarding The two people who oversee and manage allegations in Liverpool are:
Mark Goddard, LADO & Risk Manager: Tel: 0771 670 2034
Pauline Trubshaw, Deputy LADO: Tel: 0784 172 7309
All referrals should be sent by email to the LADO at email@example.com
See appendix for LADO process details in full.
- Responsible Officer NHS England: A link to the Framework for Managing Performer Concerns is below:
- Responsible Officer Medsu: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Frank O’Kelly GMC 4702791 Director - Chief Operations Officer
- PiPot Referral
This referral applies to allegations or concerns raised about a person, whether an employee, volunteer or student, paid or unpaid who works with or cares for adults with care and support needs. These individuals are known as People in Position of Trust (PiPoT) and the process is the Position of Trust (PiPoT) process.
LMC Contact Details for the North West:
Dr Abel Adegoke - email@example.com
Cheshire LMC TBC
Mid Mersey LMC
Dr Ivan Camphor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rob Barnett - email@example.com
Mr Joseph Chatin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Lancashire LMC
Jessica Tomlinson, Lead Executive - email@example.com
Lancashire Coastal LMC
Faye Ollis, Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Morecambe Bay LMC
Stephen Toulmin, Senior Lead - email@example.com
Lancashire Pennine LMC
David Massey, Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester LMC - email@example.com
West Pennine LMC
Jane Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Salford & Trafford LMC
Contact Number – 07770 616235
Support For Clinicans Undergoing Investigation
Support is available from Occupational Health services and the Case Manager can refer you if you required.
NHS Practitioner Health Service
The NHS Practitioner Health Service supports mental health, including stress. This is not an Occupational Health service, it is a treatment service and is offered to dentists and optometrists as well as GPs.
GPs who are currently supported by NHS Mental Health services would be encouraged to remain with their local treatment team, but could seek guidance on particular aspects of care, or support, for return to work."
NHS England and NHS Improvement
NHS England and NHS Improvement also provides a broader package of support for practitioners. The service is an important part of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s commitment to help retain a healthy and resilient workforce and in supporting practitioners who wish to remain in, or return to, clinical practice after a period of ill health. This information can be found on the below link: www.england.nhs.uk/gphealthservice
Sick Doctors Trust
The Sick Doctor Trust provides support and help to Doctors, Dentists and Medical students who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol. Please use the following Website www.sick-doctors-trust.co.uk or call 0370 444 5163.
The Doctor Support Service - British Medical Association
Any doctor, regardless of whether or not a British Medical Association member, can contact this service for confidential support for doctors involved in a fitness to practice case.
Please use the following hyperlink for further information: www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing/doctor- support-service
The Cameron Fund
The Cameron Fund is the GPs' own charity. It is the only Medical benevolent fund that solely supports General Practitioners and their dependents. They provide support to a General Practitioner and their families in times of financial need. Please visit www.cameronfund.org.uk or call 020 7388 0796.
Dental Practitioner Advice and Support Scheme
DPASS provides a supportive process for dentists who find themselves in difficulty.
- A convenient and effective way for you to access private health care services when you need it.
- We can tailor your treatment to your needs
- A range of finance and payment options available
- We offer a friendly, trustworthy and above-all-else familiar service.