Managing official and VIP visits on NHS premises

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Following investigations into Jimmy Savile and subsequent government recommendations, this section outlines a number of key principles for employers to consider when implementing and reviewing their local policies and security arrangements aimed at managing official visitors. 

We know that many NHS trusts already have robust arrangements in place to coordinate and manage official visits, including those by members of the Royal Family, TV celebrities, sports personalities, Ministers and other high profile officials. Official visits can play an important role in promoting services and excellence in the NHS by enhancing the patient's experience, encouraging and motivating staff and building public confidence in local health services. 

The information within the local policy section is intended as a guide only and reflects current good practice already implemented by a number of NHS organisations.
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Local policy: key considerations

The purpose of local policy is to provide a statement or general overview that clearly outlines why your organisation has arrangements in place.

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Background to the investigations into Jimmy Savile

Find out more about reports that followed investigations into the abuse of individuals by Jimmy Savile on NHS premises.

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