Policy Updates

Scotland - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 16:29

As Required and Variable Dose Medication Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM18

This policy will inform staff on the process to follow when requesting and administrating PRN medication to service users. It has been reviewed and references and links have been 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: 28/05/2020 14:43

Menopause Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPM19

A new policy outlining the responsibilities of the provider to female workers experiencing menopausal symptoms which affect their ability to carry out all functions/impact their physical or emotional wellbeing.

Document Modified Date: 28/05/2020 13:32

Obtaining Medical Reports Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP06

This policy will inform staff on the process to follow to obtain medical records for staff.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 17:45

Right to Work Checks Policy and Procedure

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

The policy has been updated to include the changes to Right to Work Checks during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The policy governs the method to be used when ensuring that recruits have the right to work in the UK.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 17:15

Training and Competency on Medications Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM14

This policy will clarify what staff need to be competent in administering medication, and the need to keep their skills current, reflecting best practice. The policy has been reviewed with information added in relation to COVID-19 and PPE when administering medication. References and links also checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 16:33

Medication Away from Home Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: SCM20

This policy will support staff to follow best practice when supporting Service Users who leave the service but maintain their medication regime. The policy has been reviewed with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 16:11

Appearance Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC06

This policy outlines the service’s approach to its staff’s appearance in relation to uniform and dress. It has been reviewed and updated, with reference added to coronavirus. References have also been reviewed and a further reading link to the Government coronavirus webpage has been added.

Document Modified Date: 27/05/2020 15:54

Unable to Attend Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA09

The policy has been updated to make reference to furlough and explain why it is not relevant to this policy. This policy governs what steps should be taken and what considerations are taken into account when deciding if it is too dangerous for an employee to attend work due to adverse weather or other external factors out of the employee’s control.

Document Modified Date: 26/05/2020 18:48

First Aid Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM01

This policy outlines the service’s approach to first aid. It has been reviewed with some information added in relation to COVID-19, expired first aid certificates and the requirement to report COVID-19 identified cases as a disease under RIDDOR. References have also been reviewed and updated to ensure they remain current.

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