Scotland - Care at Home
New: This policy will support with the ever evolving situation of admissions during COVID-19 that services need to be kept updated on depending on geographical location and government recommendations.
This policy will help staff to plan for adverse weather. It has been reviewed with minimal change to content. A winter planning Letter from the Care Inspectorate has been added to the ‘Further Reading’ section. References and links have been checked and remain current.
The policy will inform staff on the process to follow to keep staff and service users safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the change in self isolation rules from 14 to 10 days. References were checked and a further reading reference was added.
For staff involved in immunisation arrangements, for service users and staff, guidelines must be followed to ensure that safe practice is delivered and accountabilities clear. Policy reviewed and updated with information included on the new COVID-19 vaccine. References and links checked and remain current. The title of this policy has also been changed from ‘Staff Immunisation Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Staff Vaccination and Immunisation Policy and Procedure’.
This policy will guide staff on the procedure to follow if an undisclosed camera is found. It will also provide guidance on what to do if the installation of a camera is being considered. It has been reviewed with minimal changes. References and links have been checked and remain current.
This policy will guide relevant staff involved in influenza arrangements for service users with the guidelines that must be followed to ensure safe practice is delivered and accountabilities clear. Policy reviewed and included information about the coronavirus vaccine, reference added about the vaccine. The title has also been updated from ‘Immunisation Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Service User Vaccines and Immunisation Policy and Procedure’.
New: This is a new policy relating to the ethical, social and ecological responsibilities that the provider aligns to its business model which impact beyond the service.
New: This is a new policy to allow a service to support Service Users with stoma care management. It 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 supporting in stoma care.