Scotland - Residential Services
New Policy – This is a new policy specifically looking at staff immunisation; new forms and references have been added and content reviewed to ensure it is staff-specific. SCC97 was the previous policy that referenced staff immunisation.
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.
This policy details the maintenance procedures for a service to follow. It has been reviewed and the procedure updated to reflect “Hot works” and “Permit to Works” with additional bits of information. There is also reference to working safely, barriers and locking off areas, making the area safe, cleaning up and removing tools after completion or away from the work. A Permit to Work template has also been provided in the Forms section.
Fire is always a risk within services and all staff must be aware of how to minimise the risks by being aware of the equipment to use and how to ensure it is well maintained
This policy will help staff manage lifts within the service, and identify which checks are required at which intervals by the professionals.
New – This policy will support staff and management to reopen the service to designated visitors following government guidance.
New: This is a new policy. COVID-19 has raised the profile of social care within the media. This policy and procedure will support and protect the business in the event of a media enquiry and ensure that staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities. 3 fact sheets are available in the Resource Centre that support this policy. Please note that a new section has been added to your system details requiring you to state the name of the person in your business responsible for managing media enquiries. Please update your system details to ensure that the information contained within the policy reflects your service.
This policy will guide service users, relatives and staff on how to manage food items being brought into the service.
This is a new policy on measuring oxygen saturation levels to support discharge from hospitals and reduce admissions to hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. This measurement is part of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and is used in RESTORE2 to spot early signs of deterioration in care at home service users. The policy contains links to a training video on oxygen saturation measurements and the NEWS observation form.
This is a new policy to support the assessment of Service Users who may have deteriorating health as a result of COVID-19. It is part of a suite of policies that are used to assess deterioration. The policy contains links to RESTORE2 and training material on pulse measurements.