Nursing Home Visitors Books - do they have to keep them when they're full?

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Shakey1961a, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Shakey1961a

    Shakey1961a Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    111
    Southport
    Hi All.

    Does anyone know the law regarding visitors books? Do they have to keep the full ones for a certain period of time before getting rid?

    A quick reply would be helpfull for my nerves.

    Ta all.
     
  2. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    From experience in industry the visitor books are only kept for health and safety purposes e.g. to know who is in the building if there was a fire etc. and therefore there is no reason to keep them once full. I'm not aware of them being held for any other use but have no knowledge of health services so can't be sure.

    Kriss
     
  3. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Shakey
    It would depend whether they can be put in the medical record field?
    I suppose that could open a can of worms,is it therapy to receive visitors?
    Norman
     
  4. Shakey1961a

    Shakey1961a Registered User

    Nov 7, 2004
    111
    Southport
    I've found out from a mate that homes have to keep everything. Visitors books for three years.

    Phew!!!
     

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