Policy Updates

Scotland - Infection Control - Mental Health

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 10:26

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: 24/08/2020 14:44

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SME02

This policy will inform staff on Legionella. Whilst it is not known to transfer from person to person, nonetheless can have an impact on business operations in that resources are diverted to the risk at hand. Staff who get legionella impact the business due to their unavailability. From a customer/resident relationship is the blame culture in which the client has a duty of care.

Document Modified Date: 17/08/2020 14:45

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS06

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if a serious incident occurs and advises on which organisations must be contacted.

Document Modified Date: 02/07/2020 11:48

Blood Spillage Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SCC02

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if there is a blood spillage and signposts to best practice advice.

Document Modified Date: 17/06/2020 12:03

PEG Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC27

This policy will advise staff on how to care for service users who have a PEG tube and guides staff on best practice to follow to ensure safe outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 05/06/2020 11:26

Pressure Ulcer Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC30

This policy will support staff on accessing the best practice advice around maintaining service users’ pressure care and focus on better outcomes for service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 16:04

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: SHR03

This policy details the risk assessment process to ensure that any risks that may occur within a service are reduced or controlled. It has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new sections added. References have also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 16:17

Clinical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC86

This policy establishes the requirements regarding safe handling and disposal of waste in health care in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and best practice guidance. It has been reviewed and now includes a new procedure relating to the management of COVID-19 waste with associated references added.

Document Modified Date: 29/04/2020 17:49

Laundry Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Laundry Region: | Reference: SSL03

This policy will guide staff on laundry processes and how to ensure that safety is paramount for both staff and Service Users. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and the references checked to ensure they remain current.

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