CONSULTATION – Chiropractic Practice Standard: Clinical Record Keeping
The Royal College of Chiropractors’ Chiropractic Practice Standards are evidence-based documents designed to help chiropractors meet their obligations in the provision of patient care and/or the governance of their services. For each area of practice, they:
- Highlight relevant elements of the General Chiropractic Council’s Code, and relevant legislation, as requirements;
- Provide expected standards of practice informed by the evidence;
- Provide additional helpful guidance; and
- Provide a benchmark for normal practice.
This new Chiropractic Practice Standard focuses on the principles and expected standards of clinical record keeping in a chiropractic care setting and aims to assist chiropractors to achieve those standards. The RCC now wishes to consult on the content of the draft document.
The consultation is aimed, in particular, at the chiropractic profession, but the RCC is also keen to hear from other health professionals, health & care organisations, commissioners, patients and the public. It particularly wishes obtain views on the following questions:
- Have we identified all the relevant requirements of chiropractors in the context of clinical record keeping
- Do the expected standards of practice reflect normal practice and have we included the appropriate evidence to support them? Is anything missing?
- Should we include any additional guidance?
- Are our statements clearly expressed such that chiropractors, other health professionals, health & care organisations, commissioners, patients and public can reasonably be expected to understand what we mean?
The consultation document and response form are available here:
Clinical Record Keeping Consultation Document
Consultation Response Form
Deadline for receipt of responses: 5pm, Friday 19th May 2023
The consultation has now closed