Policy Updates

Scotland - Care Home - Dementia Centre

Document Modified Date: 21/10/2021 17:21

Register of Other Interests Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB60

This policy will support a service to manage any conflicts of interest effectively. It contains a register that must be completed by staff should any conflicts exist. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 21/10/2021 17:09

Management and Prevention of Violence at Work Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: SQQ06

This policy will support a service to manage and prevent violence at work. It has been reviewed and additional definitions included. The requirements for reporting under RIDDOR of Acts of Non-Consensual violence, where it results in an injury of a severity specified by RIDDOR as reportable, has also been included and updates made throughout. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 21/10/2021 12:17

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM11

This policy will support staff who are administering medication for service users. It has been reviewed and amendments made across the following sections: 5.10 added detail about hand-under-hand support to take medication independently, 5.17 edited some use of ‘refuse’ to ‘decline’ (bullet point 10), 5.17 added bullet point 14 for hand-under-hand technique and posture while taking medication.

Document Modified Date: 20/10/2021 16:12

Oropharyngeal (Oral) Suctioning Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SSCN96

New: This is a new policy to guide staff on the indications and procedural requirements for carrying out an oral suctioning procedure. It highlights that only staff trained with the assessed levels of competency and skills my undertake a suctioning procedure.

Document Modified Date: 19/10/2021 19:47

Right to Work Checks Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPR16

The policy has been updated to reference the extension of modified Right to Work Checks due to COVID-19, and also to include further guidance on the steps employers should be taking following the end of the EU Settlement Scheme.
Customers should read this policy alongside the latest government guidance which is referenced in it as this guidance is being updated frequently.

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 17:18

Record Keeping Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB10

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 14:20

Stock Control Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB14

Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current. This policy will inform staff on measures to take to ensure a plentiful supply of items they require.

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.

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