Northern Ireland - Domiciliary Care
New policy to define the process and expectations for the storage of medicines in the service user’s own home and the limitations on the control that can be exercised by staff.
New policy regarding clinical waste disposal, reflects guidance for staff working in people’s own homes, and the associated responsibilities.
New policy which references the Herbert Protocol and emphasises the need to put preventative measures in place wherever possible. It should be read in conjunction with the No Reply Policy and Procedure.
A new policy for Domiciliary Care. A No Reply situation is an emergency in home care and there is an emphasis on the need to ensure all staff are aware of the importance of this policy. It should be read with the Missing Service User and Safeguarding Policy.
This new policy has clearly recognised the importance of risk assessments prior to the delivery of a service by a lone worker and has defined the procedure to ensure that appropriate resources are available to promote the health, safety and welfare of lone workers.
New policy. The purpose of this Overarching Policy and Procedure is to outline key points and responsibilities regarding Medication Management. This policy and procedure should be used alongside the associated QCS Medication policies and procedures that provide further detail and supports the implementation of this policy.