Clinical Governance Procedures & Policies

Clinical governance issues are discussed on a weekly basis by the clinical and administration management team. All staff are advised to highlight any issues with respective members of staff so that any potential problems are identified and resolved at an early stage and policies put into practice to improve on the way that we deliver clinical care and highlight potential risks.

We have three dedicated training sessions per annum for all staff to discuss any issues of a wider nature and to ensure statutory training regulations are met. Additional education programmes are implemented as required for new technologies and as part of continuing professional education.

We have a dedicated team which takes the role in clinical governance responsibility with respect to fire checks, electrical appliance testing and keeping patient information updated. We regularly update internal policies that underpin the clinical and administrative service provided.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Documents

Electronic copies of our statement of purpose for all of our clinics can be found below:

Statement of Purpose:

Vulnerable Adult and Child Safeguarding Policies:

Reporting adult abuse and help and advice:

If you are at risk of abuse, or suspect someone else is please report it. In an emergency dial 999 or adult social care on: 0300 200 1005, or if you need to speak to someone urgently, out of normal office hours our emergency duty team on: 01483 517898.

Service Quality Policies & Reports:

The service regularly publishes service quality and governance reports. Our publicly available reports can be found below:


Equality & Diversity Policies

e take care to ensure that our services, functions, policies and practices do not directly, indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against our users or employees.

All NHS organisations have a legal duty to analyse the impact of their policies, practices and services and to publish the results. Details of the Sussex Community Dermatology Service’s Equality Impact Assessment are available as a downloadable PDF, along with our Equality and Diversity Policies below:


Raising Workers Concerns / Re-validation Policies & Procedures

The service has a number of policies and procedures for SCDS staff to use internally. For convenience, the following policies are made available on this website to provide guidance on how to raise a concern regarding any staff members. Members of the public should instead contact us on 01903 820 010 if they have any concerns regarding their care within the service.

Our staff training handbook can also be found below: