Following a recent assessment of Kernow Health’s Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Assurance Process, (EPRR), KHCIC was found to be fully compliant across all core standards.
As an out-of-hours provider, KHCIC are required to undertake a self-assessment against the Assurance Framework with validation of this assessment from external partners. This year the framework was modified to reflect activity during the response to Covid and the core standards were reduced from 44 to 32. As part of the process KHCIC submitted evidence across all 32 standards with good practice being highlighted in several areas including Business Impact Assessment checklist, bank holiday planning, and the inclusion of radicalisation within the media policy and reference to Prevent and Contest strategy.
Mark Woolcock, Chief Executive Officer at Kernow Health said: “This is great news for the whole team and is testament to the systematic and thorough approach that we take in ensuring that we are prepared to respond to challenging circumstances as they arise. I’m very proud that several areas of good practice have been highlighted and we will be working with partners across the system to share in this.
This outcome this year, follows the previous assessment in 2019, where we also achieved full-compliance in all areas, which illustrates our ongoing commitment to providing quality primary care services.”
KHCIC was praised by the CCG for its excellent submission.