Care Home (Mental Health over 18)
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).
Converted into new QCS policy format, added further resources and updated sections to more clearly define the process.
Policy converted to new format. Updated to reflect the Royal Marsden 9th Edition recommendations and NICE wound management resources.
The policy has been converted to the new policy format. The new policy outlines the expectations on both individuals who are suffering from alcohol/drug abuse and on other staff members who suspect their colleagues are suffering from the effects of alcohol/drug abuse. The policy also includes a right of search and a right to request that individuals submit to a medical examination if they are suspected of breach of the policy. The policy links to the Discipline Policy and Procedure and the Capability Policy and Procedure.
This is a new policy to ensure that affected employees are aware of their ability to take a period of leave to grieve and deal with any necessary arrangements in relation to the death of a close relative.
The policy has been reviewed to meet the new format of QCS policies. References to guidance have been updated.
Changes to this policy include a conversion to the new policy format, introduction of clearer process for recognising the causes and impact of work stress, introduction of clearer procedure for raising issues informally/formally, requiring regular risk assessments to be conducted to identify stressors and reduce the risks from stressors.
To create a clear distinction between the procedures which apply to staff who have persistent short term absence, those who are suffering from long term ill health and those with conduct issues.
To clarify the procedure which should be used to address issues of short term absence.
The policy has been converted to the new policy format. The policy has been overhauled to provide more clarification on eligibility for adoption leave and the notification requirements. The policy is also more clear on eligibility for adoption pay. There is more of an explanation of when leave will apply to overseas adoptions and in surrogacy situations. There is also reference to third party resources so that any updates in statutory adoption pay will always be up-to-date.
Policy has been converted into new policy format. Policy references relevant legislation and guidance. Policy also makes it clear what is considered smoking and the sanctions for breaching the policy.