Policy Updates

Scotland - Care at Home - Dementia Centre

Document Modified Date: 19/10/2021 18:02

Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMR06

This policy details the processes in place for managing electrical systems and equipment. It has been reviewed with minor amendments. Definitions have been clarified, including updating PAT information. References to the COSHH Regulations have been removed. An additional procedure section makes reference to the requirement for action on safety-critical defects following the EICR.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 17:31

Risk Taking Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR19

Risk taking is central to experiencing good outcomes, this policy will support staff to help individuals take informed risk. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 17:28

Record Keeping Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB19

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will support staff with record keeping to ensure excellent communication is kept whilst maintaining confidentiality.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 17:10

Vehicle Insurance Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB25

It is important that relevant staff are fully aware of the process of using vehicles for work. This policy will outline the safety measures to consider when using vehicles for work. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 14:23

Supporting Service Users During Adverse Weather Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB36

This policy will inform staff on the various ways they can support people during adverse weather, and how to implement measures of safety and informed choice. Policy reviewed with minimal change and references checked.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 14:17

Service User Communication with Organisation Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR27

Communication is at the heart of a good service, and the improvement tool in Further Reading will aid managers. The policy has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 14:08

Computer, Email and Internet Usage Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB07

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will guide staff on keeping safe and maintaining confidentiality when using a variety of communication methods. Staff should familiarise themselves with the guidance on use of social media within this policy.

Document Modified Date: 14/10/2021 09:32

Stoma Care Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC48

This policy has been reviewed with minimal change. It allows a service to support service users with stoma care management and highlights the varying types of stomas and how these should be managed, whilst acknowledging the importance of staff training and competency in stoma care. Staff should familiarise themselves with this policy before providing support with stoma care.

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