Policy reviewed and updated in light of the DHSC’s recent update of the PPE guidance in relation to vinyl gloves. This update is a direct result of the announced mistake and it has been corrected in the guidance that vinyl gloves continue to be safe. References have also been updated to ensure they remain current.
New policy – This a new policy which outlines how to support a Service User when there are changes in their health state.
This policy outlines how to support a service user with an advance care plan, detailing their wishes and preferences. It has been updated in light of Max and Keira’s Law in relation to organ donation and a new Further Reading reference has been added that staff should familiarise themselves with.
Managing the impact of COVID-19 and making sure you continue to provide Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive and Well-led services is challenging. In response to the recognition that there are multiple demands on your time, we have created a mini mock inspection to help you evidence that your services are still compliant with the CQC requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. It includes reference to the RESTORE2 tools to spot early signs of deterioration and 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 to training material on blood pressure measurements by Health Education England.
This is a new policy which details how home working must be managed to ensure that it is carried out legally and safely. The policy references the Coronavirus, with the option for employers to use home working temporarily if the need arises. The policy contains the HSE Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Checklist, ACAS Home Working Checklist and a Home Working Risk Assessment Template that can be completed by home workers and returned. This policy has been set as critical but will be kept under review. This policy will need customising to ensure that it meets the unique needs of the business.
Policy reviewed and amended to reflect changes in current legislation and best practice. Updated to the new QCS format and reflecting CQC and other stakeholder requirements. Updates made to ensure it meets the requirements of working in a service user’s own home. This policy replaces Policy Number QQ06 for Domiciliary and Supported Living Clients.
Updated to include Anaphylaxis, cross infection and the resuscitation of staff. This policy has been converted to the new QCS format. For Domiciliary Care and Supported Living Clients, this policy supersedes policy CP07.
This policy updates the Social Networking Policy and Procedure and converts it into the new policy format. The policy has been tightened up to make sure the sanctions for non-compliance are clear.