direct clinical care

direct clinical care

A UK term of art for direct patient contact and/or management, which corresponds to a block of activity (session) for calculating a job’s type of work. DCC is work directly related to preventing, diagnosing or treating illness, including emergency work carried out during or arising from on-call work.

DCC activities
Ward rounds, clinical advice by phone or in person, outpatient activities, clinical diagnostic work, public health duties, infection control work, autopsies and multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings.

Administrative work relating to these activities
Reviewing and approving reports, reviewing slides, preparing for MDT meetings, writing and answering clinically related emails and letters, and following-up problems arising from MDT meetings.
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All staff, both male and female, involved in direct clinical care will be expected to not wear jewellery, watches, ties, scarves, wraps and other superfluous clothing.
The new policy also bans staff involved in direct clinical care from wearing jewellery, watches, scarves and wraps.
In most situations of direct clinical care, it would be desirable for the treating provider to make determinations about access to a minor's protected health information.
Now the GMC has banned him from direct clinical care of patients.
Madden has 19 years of direct clinical care experience, focusing on women's health issues and has developed a distinctive acumen for the complex underlying medical, recruitment and retention issues which so dramatically impact the success of clinical trials in women," states John Potthoff, chief operating officer of INC Research.
In January we were happy to announce that the direct clinical care to Island women was beginning at Prince County Hospital, and now we are seeing the population-based services for women being rolled out at the community level.
c) The Association and the Ministry have agreed that staffing will be determined by the Nursing Hours Per Patient Day ('NHPPD') specified below, provided over a week, to determine the number of nurses required to provide direct clinical care.
The Holy Grail of personalized medicine includes blood-based tests that improve diagnosis and help direct clinical care," said Trent.
For the purposes of this registration standard, practice is not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care.
His professional background also includes experience in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, employee assistance programs and direct clinical care.
Only provides direct clinical care in emergencies, not routinely to fill shortages.