Policy Updates

Scotland - Safeguarding - Learning Disability

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: 04/06/2020 17:30

Changes in Health State Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC04

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if there are changes in Service User’s health status. It has been reviewed with minimal change, references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 12/05/2020 15:02

Child Protection Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: SAR01

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow if they suspect child abuse and it has contact details of external agencies who can help and advise. It also gives information on what abuse is and the observations staff can make to elicit signs of abuse of a child.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 13:49

Service User Guide

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: SAR14

The Service User Guide has been fully revised and updated to reflect Data Protection, accessible information and additional information on complaints. A number of new custom fields have been included to ensure the document is bespoke. QCS system details will need to be up to date to make sure that all custom fields are fully reflected. Providers must read and adapt the Service User Guide where required, to ensure that it fully and accurately reflects their service.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 13:49

Access to NHS Services Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR01

A review of policy and conversion into the new QCS policy format. Procedures have been extended to include the staff’s role in accessing NHS services.

Document Modified Date: 29/04/2020 12:13

Recruitment Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR12

Staff who are responsible for recruitment must make themselves familiar with this policy as it will guide them on the best practice process to follow when recruiting staff. A new procedural point has been added to cover remote interviewing and references reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 22/04/2020 16:23

Choice of Carer Gender Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR05

This policy will demonstrate the importance of upholding the individual’s choice in regards to the gender of the person who supports them. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/04/2020 09:58

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SHS01

This policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the new requirements relating to reporting certain incidents relating to COVID-19 as a RIDDOR.

Document Modified Date: 06/04/2020 11:02

Restraint Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR17

This policy will guide staff on care and support actions that can be viewed as restraintive and how to decide, record and review if these actions are necessary. During the coronavirus pandemic there may be strategies implemented to keep people safe who are self-isolating and adhering to social distancing, which are restraintive, however adhering to government advice is necessary. The policy has been reviewed in light of the coronavirus pandemic and references and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/04/2020 16:25

Hospital Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: SCA17

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow when admitting individuals from hospital to the care home. Included is the most recent advice from the Care Inspectorate and reference to the guidance from HPS – ‘COVID-19 – information and guidance for social or community care and residential settings’.

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