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Mandatory Training

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This page contains information about the adult safeguarding, child safeguarding, Prevent and information governance mandatory training requirements for practice staff across NCL.

Adult Safeguarding

Level 1: All staff in healthcare settings (includes practice receptionists and non-clinical staff​) must complete two hours of training over a three year period.

Level 2: All non-clinical and clinical staff who have regular contact with patients, their families or the public (includes registered nurses and GP practice managers) must complete three to four hours of training over a three year period.

Level 3: All healthcare staff involved in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (includes GPs and registered nurses) must complete eight hours of training over a three year period.

Level 1, 2 and 3 training can be accessed via:

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.

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Barnet primary care adult safeguarding training requirements

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Camden safeguarding adults roles and competencies for GP practices

Child Safeguarding

Level 1: All non-clinical staff, receptionists and administration staff must complete two hours of training over a three year period.

Level 2: All GP practice managers/GP practice safeguarding administrators must complete four hours of training over a three year period.

Level 3: All clinical staff who work with children, young people, parents and carers (GPs, practice nurses and HCAs) must complete eight hours of training and learning over a three year period. Clinicians are advised to attend a face-to-face session every two years.

Level 1, 2 and 3 training can be accessed via:

For designated professional contact details, see the Child Safeguarding topic page.

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Islington child safeguarding training, competencies and development (Islington)

Prevent

Level 1: All practice staff should complete basic Prevent awareness training and Level 1 Adult Safeguarding e-learning.

Level 1 training can be accessed via:

Level 3: All GPs are required to demonstrate Level 3 understanding of identifying, responding and working within a multi-agency context in relation to Prevent concerns.

Level 3 training can be accessed via:

For designated professional contact details, see the Adult Safeguarding topic page.

For more information, visit the NHS England Prevent page.

Information Governance

The Information Governance (IG) Toolkit is accessible online, and annual information governance assessments can be started at any time once the new version is made available by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Each assessment must be completed and published by the GP practice before 31 March of each year.

Blue Stream Academy also offers a GDPR awareness e-learning programme to help keep staff up-to-date.

More information can be found on the Gov.uk website.


Review date: Friday, 20 October 2023