The General Practice Medical Centre has a duty of care to its staff, patients and visitors. The practice partners have overall responsibility for the health and safety of the practice, whilst the Practice Manager has to ensure that health and safety arrangements are implemented.
All staff at the surgery have a responsibility to ensure that they cooperate with the Practice and that they put into practice the policies, procedures, and instructions that they have received. They have responsibility for themselves and for others that they come into contact with.
Personnel must also cooperate with the policies of the practice and must report any identified health and safety issues that emerge during the working day, that may have a potential impact on the patients or others.