Care Home (Learning Disability)
This policy details the COVID-19 testing process to be undertaken by a service. It has been reviewed and updated to include reference to visitor testing and for staff to refer to the Re-opening to Visitors During COVID-19 Policy and Procedure. References also updated and a new one included.
New: This new policy will support a service to manage any conflicts of interest effectively. It contains a register that must be completed by staff should any conflicts exist.
New: This is a new policy relating to the ethical, social and ecological responsibilities that the provider aligns to its business model which impact beyond the service.
This policy has been reviewed and now includes reference from NHS England and the specified number of pulse oximeters that should be available in care homes for safe management of service users during COVID-19. This is now discussed in section 4.2 and 5.7. Additional further reading resources also added.
New: This is a new policy that details how ‘Resident Of The Day’ can be used to ensure that service users are offered a meaningful opportunity for a care review and to feedback on the service provided. This policy includes a form that can be used to evidence completion of the ‘Resident Of The Day’.
This policy outlines how to support a service user with an Advance Care Plan, detailing their wishes and preferences. It has been updated in light of Max and Keira’s Law in relation to organ donation and a new ‘Further Reading’ reference has been added that staff should familiarise themselves with.
Managing the impact of COVID-19 and making sure you continue to provide Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive and Well-led services is challenging. In response to the recognition that there are multiple demands on your time, we have created a mini mock inspection to help you evidence that your services are still compliant with the CQC requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This policy updates the Social Networking Policy and Procedure and converts it into the new policy format. The policy has been tightened up to make sure the sanctions for non-compliance are clear.
Policy re-written in the new QCS Policy format, more detail included on first aid qualifications and the responsibilities of the service.