Policy Updates

Scotland - Registration - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 30/11/2020 12:25

Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMR06

This policy details how to ensure that electrical safety is maintained by a service. It has been reviewed with additional procedural information added into sections 5.3, 5.9, 5.12 and 6.6 as well as 2 new references. Information about the additional requirement to use anti-static matting in switch rooms and 415volts electrical installations areas has also been included. References have been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2020 09:24

Service User Communication with Organisation Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR27

Communication is at the heart of a good service, the improvement tool in further reading will aid managers. Policy was reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 17:08

Consent to Examination or Treatment Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR22

Consent is central to effective support being given to individuals and must be sought continuously. This policy will support staff on gaining consent with individuals who lack capacity. Policy reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 15:06

Safe Use of Hoists Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SME08

The policy will guide staff on the safe use of hoists and how to to minimise risk when using a hoist to assist service users. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 14:49

Capability Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: SPP07

This policy is one of the main policies governing the employee and employer relationship and ‘capability’ is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal under the Employment Rights Act. There is a process to follow which ensures that the reason for a dismissal is fair and also that the fair reason for dismissal has been reached after following a fair process, both of which are key to ensure that there is no claim for unfair dismissal. This policy relates to issues of capability which are not linked to lack of capability due to ill health. For guidance on ill health capability, you should follow the Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure. Policy has been reviewed with change to 5.4 and 5.5 and in the Forms section.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 13:58

Record Keeping Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB10

This policy outlines the process to follow to ensure that efficient record keeping takes place at a service whilst maintaining confidentiality. It has been reviewed with minimal content changes and references have been updated to ensure that they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/11/2020 13:42

Purchasing Policy and Procedure

Administration Finance Region: | Reference: SAF06

This policy outlines how the service ensures effective purchasing and it has a number of templates to support with this process.  It has been reviewed with minimal change and references and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 19/11/2020 13:16

Business Plan Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB06

This policy outlines when a business plan is needed and has a template available for services to use. It has been reviewed with minor content updates and now includes a new business plan template. Reference to coronavirus has also been included in the policy and references have also been reviewed and updated, with some additional ones added.

Document Modified Date: 26/10/2020 11:44

Duty of Candour Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: SAR38

The regulation became law in Scotland on 01/04/2018 and all staff need to know the process of identifying and reporting any incidents which may be reportable under the Act. This policy was reviewed with a new duty of candour checklist added, references and links checked and remain current.

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Document Modified Date: 13/10/2020 10:15

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM11

This policy will inform staff on how to whistleblow and details how they will be supported should they wish to do so. Policy amended in the purpose section and 6.10 added, some custom fields added. References have been reviewed and updated.

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