PPE and protecting yourself in your practice and workplace

Where a risk assessment process has been carried out and the required personal protective equipment (PPE) is not available to enable CSP members to undertake a patient intervention safely, the CSP is clear that members should not be placed in the position of undertaking an unsafe treatment.

Employers have a duty of care to their staff not to place them in harmful situations. The current Covid-19 crisis amplifies this duty and a lack of appropriate PPE available to CSP members is of grave concern.

Should it be required, we will be advising and supporting members not to carry out procedures without the appropriate PPE in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Protecting yourself in your clinical practice

It is essential that you have the right protection for your practice to minimize your risk of infection.  These faqs will help you to understand what you need and what you can do if those needs are not being met.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) FAQs
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Protecting yourself in your workplace

Your workplace and employer need to ensure that you have the protection that you need to do what is required of you with minimum risk of infection.  Find out what their responsibilities and your rights if they are not being met.

What your employer must do to protect you
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Testing for COVID-19 in the workforce and general public

Evidence strongly shows that testing has a key role to play in protecting and supporting the frontline workforce.  It also has an important role to play in managing and slowing the spread of the virus.  Find out why and how testing is important.

Why and how testing plays an important role in managing the pandemic
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