Documents that Guide Practice (DtGPs) are procedural documents that support the delivery of consistently high standards of care that are based on legislation, national and local guidelines and/or research-based evidence of good practice.

The development of these documents must follow the appropriate CPFT governance process set out in the Policy for the Development and Management of Procedural Documents (Policy on Policies).

How do I access the documents?

You can access the documents via the ‘quick search’ engine below. The ‘free text’ box enables you to type in key words to further refine your search. Additionally, you can refine your search by specifying the category, clinical division and status of the document.

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Development of procedural documents
The development and review of procedural documents need to follow the appropriate governance processes set out in the Policy of Policies.

All CPFT policies need to use the policy template. Other types of procedural documents (eg, guidelines, protocols, strategies,) may follow an alternative format as long as it complies with the corporate style and the minimum requirements set out in the policy.

Equality Impact Assessments
All procedural documents will need to have an Equality Impact Assessment carried out. Please click here for further guidance.

Further guidance on developing CPFT policies

Follow this link for guidance on how to compile a reference list of books, journal articles and legislation in CPFT policies. 

If you require further guidance, please contact proceduraldocuments@cpft.nhs.uk or call 01223 219477.

The page was last updated on 23 May 2019 by aji.kuriakose.


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