In these very challenging times, looking after your employee’s mental health and supporting their wellbeing is as important as providing a safe place for them to work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a general duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees. You can support your employee’s welfare and mental wellbeing by having frequent conversations and contact.
Therefore, we have designed for you an Employee Wellbeing Checklist to support the welfare conversation with your teams and note down any observations.
The QCS Employee Welfare Check Form is a tool to support managers to assess the impact the last few months have had on employees, it will help identify staff who may be struggling and enable a support framework to be set up.
Regulation 17: Good governance
The intention of this regulation is to make sure that providers have systems and processes that ensure that they are able to meet other requirements in this part of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Regulations 4 to 20A). To meet this regulation; providers must have effective governance, including assurance and auditing systems or processes. These must assess, monitor and drive improvement in the quality and safety of the services provided, including the quality of the experience for people using the service. The systems and processes must also assess, monitor and mitigate any risks relating the health, safety and welfare of people using services and others. Providers must continually evaluate and seek to improve their governance and auditing practice.
In addition, providers must securely maintain accurate, complete and detailed records in respect of each person using the service and records relating the employment of staff and the overall management of the regulated activity.
How QCS can help you further with quality improvement
QCS’ risk assessment module can further support with this process and allows providers to ensure all aspects of the risk assessment process are fully achieved. The module provides a risk assessment platform which houses all the key features required to complete a robust and sufficient risk assessment. In addition, QCS provide:
- Fully compliant policies, procedures and supporting documents
- Mock inspection toolkits reflecting the key questions
- Satisfaction Surveys for Service Users, Relatives, Staff and Visiting Professionals