Policy Updates

Scotland - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 18/09/2020 17:13

Pandemic Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS14

Policy reviewed, updated and adapted to more accurately reflect the current position with regard to COVID-19. Policy highlights other policy areas that are relevant to support a pandemic. It is not sufficient to rely on this policy to manage the implications of COVID -19. There is a clearer separation between Flu and COVID -19.

Document Modified Date: 17/09/2020 15:24

Swabbing Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC94

This policy outlines the swab testing process for those being tested for coronavirus. It includes the latest guidance from Health Protection Scotland and a document from the UK Government ‘how to take a combined throat and nose swab’ visual guides, which staff should familiarise themselves with.The new app Protect Scotland has been added.

Document Modified Date: 16/09/2020 16:48

Health and Action Plan Policy and Procedure

Care Management Risk Assessment and Personal Planning Region: | Reference: SCP03

All service users with a learning disability must have a Health Needs Assessment in place. This policy will signpost staff on how to develop and initiate an assessment and action plan.

Document Modified Date: 15/09/2020 17:10

Outbreak Management and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC47

This policy has been updated to incorporate the challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It guides staff on how to care for people who are at risk of contracting infection or who may be infected and at risk of spreading the disease. New procedural points have been added and references to Scottish Government and Care Inspectorate guidance.

Document Modified Date: 14/09/2020 10:32

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS18

This policy will inform staff and management on the correct PPE to use with various tasks. It will also signpost all to current best practice.

Document Modified Date: 14/09/2020 10:26

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC18

The policy will inform management and staff on all aspects of infection control and includes signposting to coronavirus resources.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 17:29

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS15

This policy will guide and signpost management and staff on the current advice reflecting the stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 13:38

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SPA07

Policy updated to include reference to returning back from foreign travel, ensuring employees are aware that this quarantine period will be unpaid and staff will not be entitled to statutory sick pay. Includes a further reading reference to the Government website re travel corridors. It will inform staff and management on the process around sickness absence.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 12:57

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA02

This policy will help staff and management to understand the annual holidays they are entitled to and the process around requesting leave. The policy has been updated to include reference to returning back from foreign travel and Coronavirus, ensuring employees are aware that this quarantine period will be unpaid and staff will not be entitled to statutory sick pay (Section 5.11). References have also been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 10/09/2020 17:06

Anti-Bribery Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB18

This policy will inform staff on the anti-bribery facts and the stance {Client_Name_Official} takes on such an issue. It will guide staff on the process to follow and issues to consider.

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