Registration Pack-Mental Health (18-65)
This review has been undertaken with additional information and references. Links have also been provided to clarify the legal stance and business reasons for training.
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).
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.
New policy format. Simplification of policy to focus on key indicators and cover all areas. Confirmation of interaction between discipline and grievance policies.
The name of the policy has been changed to Capability Policy and Procedure to avoid any overlap with the Disciplinary Policy and Procedure as poor performance can sometimes be a misconduct issue. It was previously titled Poor Performance and Capability Policy and Procedure.
The policy now sets out a clear step-by-step process for dealing with capability issues (i.e. where an employee ‘can’t’ do the job either because of a lack of skill, knowledge or medical capability) and references the Sickness Absence Policy where the capability issue is caused by ill health.
Management should understand that the Discipline Policy and Procedure is to be used for misconduct issues i.e. where someone can do something but won’t whereas this policy deals with cases where a person can’t do a particular job or task properly due to a lack of skill, knowledge, experience or on health grounds.
Changes to ensure clear, distinct three-stage process to ensure compliance with the ACAS Code of Practice.
Updated policy into new format. Additional section regarding investigation, updated legislation with Criminal Courts Act 2015 and additional references.
Complete redraft and update to take into account the changes to the DBS scheme. New definition of Regulated Activity, inclusion of the update service and full policy for rehabilitation of offenders.
Changes made to set out clearly the times when this policy should be used, the structure of a disciplinary process and the importance of following the ACAS Code of Practice.