Policy Updates

Wales - Care Home - Dementia Centre

Document Modified Date: 01/03/2022 17:44

Catering Uniforms Policy and Procedure

Support Services Catering Services Region: | Reference: WKC04

This policy outlines the process to follow in relation to catering uniforms within the service and to ensure they follow infection control requirements. It has been reviewed with no changes and references have been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 01/03/2022 10:55

Auditing Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: WQQ02

This policy describes the auditing processes at the service, explaining the reasons for, and scope of, the audits required. It has been reviewed and the content is still valid. References have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 20:20

Depression Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC46

This policy will aid staff where individuals have a diagnosis of, or may suffer from, depression. It has been reviewed with changes throughout for clarity, and to emphasise that depression is not usually a lifelong condition. Rearranging the order of some policy statements and key facts has also taken place. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/02/2022 11:59

Advance Care Planning Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCR69

This policy details the process to follow in relation to advance care plans. It has been reviewed and more information has been added about the importance of mental capacity. References have been updated and more have been added that are relevant for Wales.

Document Modified Date: 24/02/2022 09:46

Social Networking Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: WAB26

This policy will support a service with its approach to social networking and media. It has been reviewed with a Further Reading link updated only and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2022 14:45

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA02

This policy highlights the annual holiday entitlements of staff. It has been reviewed and Section 5.12 has been updated in relation to the latest guidance on travel to Wales from abroad. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2022 14:44

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS15

This policy is an overarching policy on coronavirus and must be read alongside the suite of policies and procedures in the COVID-19 Hub. It has been reviewed following the update to ‘COVID-19 contacts – Guidance for health and social care staff’. Procedural sections 5.8 and 5.9 have been updated to reflect what to do when in contact with a positive COVID-19 case, and also when it is someone within the member of staff’s household. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 21/02/2022 20:28

Diabetes Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC87

Policy reviewed and information added on diabetic ketoacidosis in the policy, procedure and definition section. A new reference was added and links checked and remain current. This policy will support staff to understand diabetes and signpost them to various specialist organisations who can help and support.

Document Modified Date: 21/02/2022 19:59

Capability Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: WPP07

This policy will support where issues of capability or poor performance arise. It has been reviewed and an update made to the Managers Checklist to reflect the process set out in the procedure. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 21/02/2022 17:07

Food Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Support Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH04

This policy details the expectations with regard to food hygiene within the service, and provides information on the processes to follow. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording. References have been updated.

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