Updated document to reflect changes to Royal Marsden edition. This policy has been reviewed to comply with the new QCS format. This update may reflect a change in reference code for residential clients; if you previously had reference code CC06, it is now CC05. It is a new policy for our community clients.
Reviewed policy to reflect changes in industry best practice.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards protect the rights of the most vulnerable adult service users, those who might be deprived of their liberty in order to give them necessary care or treatment.
While the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards only apply to people aged 18 or over who are in care homes or hospitals to be given essential care or treatment but lack capacity to consent to the arrangements for this when those arrangements amount to a deprivation of their liberty.
Other settings (such as supported living or shared lives) providing services to people aged 16 and over, who lack capacity to consent to arrangements for their care or treatment, where those arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty, must apply (through the Commissioner of the service) to the Court of Protection for authorisation.
Correct and lawful practice and recording are essential, to protect the rights of the users of services and to protect the providers from liability.
Expanded the policy to ‘personal relationships’, updated policy content including additions of information, and reporting to the police (explicit). Please note: If your system previously contained this policy under reference code CR32 or CR31, it has been changed to CR20.
A review of the existing room call system policy. Some elaboration in areas and reference to Medical device regulations added.
The policy has been updated to clarify how providers must meet the expectations of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 when personal care is given in the absence of capacity to consent to it. Updated to the new QCS policy format.
The policy has been reviewed to comply with the new QCS format, and legal references have been updated.
Policy updated into the new format and additional information added, including hyperlinks to key agencies on flood measures. This is an updated policy for residential services and a new addition for community services.
This is your new Overarching Medication Policy and Procedure. It is part of a simplification of our previous Medications Policy. Additional policies will follow. Until all new polices are available, you will still have access to the previous policy under reference code CM02L, Medications Policy and Procedure (Legacy).
Policy converted to new format. Updated to reflect the Royal Marsden 9th Edition recommendations and NICE wound management resources.