Policy Updates

Registration Pack - Dental

Document Modified Date: 02/03/2022 17:46

Statement of Purpose Policy and Procedure

Registration Registration and Compliance Region: | Reference: DAB00

This policy will support a service with the completion of a Statement of Purpose which is part of CQC’s requirements. It has been reviewed with no significant changes. References have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 21:20

Recruitment Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: DPR01

This policy will support in the recruitment process. It has been reviewed and the ‘References’ section of the application form updated. More information has also been added to procedural section 5.13 to ensure satisfactory evidence is obtained where someone has worked in the sector previously as per the regulations. The reference links have also been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 16:27

Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DCH02

This policy will support with infection control and decontamination processes at a service. It has been reviewed and content changes made within the policy statement and procedural sections. All references have also been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 14:36

Fit and Proper Person – Directors (CQC), Policy and Procedure

Registration Registration and Compliance Region: | Reference: DAR41

This policy will support to ensure directors meet the requirement as fit and proper persons in their role. The policy has been checked and references updated. Some extra information has been added to section 4.5 regarding DBS.

Document Modified Date: 25/02/2022 06:51

Business Plan Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: DAB05

This policy will support with ensuring a robust and accurate business plan is in place, and includes a template Business Plan to aid this. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2022 18:21

Quality Assurance Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: DQQ07

This policy will support continuous improvement at the service. It has been reviewed with no significant changes made and references have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2022 17:41

Equality and Human Rights Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: DCR07

The Human Rights Act 1998, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the Equalities Act 2010 all prohibit inhumane and degrading treatment and set boundaries on when a person’s rights to liberty or to a private and family life can be breached. This policy will support with this and has been reviewed with minor changes to clarify the need to support service users with a range of expressive differences, for example, those who may self-identify as a gender other than the one they had at birth. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 09/02/2022 17:13

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DHS08

This policy will support with the arrangements in place at a service for the reporting and notification of serious incidents. It has been reviewed with minor amendments to format and clarity of phrasing within the policy and procedure sections. An additional further reading reference has also been added and existing ones reviewed to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/01/2022 18:22

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: DCH07

The scope of this policy has been amended to include reference to general PPE provision where necessary, and the requirement for risk assessment clarified as a determining factor for PPE provision. The policy and procedure sections have been updated with some significant changes and new sections have been added. Additional relevant legislation has been added and references to Public Health England (PHE) have been replaced with references to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). References have been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 25/01/2022 14:13

First Aid and Medical Emergency Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DPG01

This policy highlights first aid requirements and employers in the sector should ensure that their Assessment of First Aid Need is reviewed to adjust for the impact of business and operational changes brought about by COVID-19 working arrangements. The policy has been reviewed and updated with updates to the policy and procedure sections. A link has been added from FRANK on what to do in the event of an overdose. Reference to an overdose situation has also been added in section 5.3 and existing references checked to ensure they remain current.

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