This handbook contains policies, procedures and statements that are informative and which will be of assistance to you during each assignment you undertake. It is not practical for such a handbook to cover every situation which may arise during the course of your assignments, nor does its content replace any policies and procedures which may be in place at the hospital, trust or home to which you are assigned.
You should read it thoroughly and familiarise yourself with the information provided. It includes a number of guidelines and standards required under the Framework Agreements we have with the NHS. It is important that you fully understand everything covered in it. Whilst this handbook outlines Medical 24's own policies and standards, these do not supersede the national guidelines of the NMC and any other professional membership bodies.
Parts of the Handbook will be updated from time to time to reflect any changes. Whenever this happens we will give you a notification. It is your responsibility to review the changes and seek advice if you do not understand any of the contents of this handbook. It is important that you thoroughly read through the handbook and understand what is required of you. If you have any questions please raise them with your Consultant at the earliest opportunity.