Policy Updates

Wales - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 04/01/2021 17:19

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS17

This policy outlines the process to follow in relation to coronavirus but must be read in conjunction with other COVID-19 policies and procedures on the QCS management system. The policy has been reviewed and includes reference to the COVID-19 alert level system now in place within Wales. References also updated.

Document Modified Date: 04/01/2021 17:08

Pandemic Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS13

This policy will support with the pandemic but must be read in conjunction with other COVID-19 policies and procedures. It has been reviewed and checklist updated to ensure it remains current. References also checked.

Document Modified Date: 17/12/2020 15:38

Catheter Care Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC108

This policy details how to support an individual who requires catheter care. It has been reviewed with information added in relation to COVID-19. References and definitions have also been added which staff should familiarise themselves with.

Document Modified Date: 16/12/2020 17:03

Admissions During COVID-19 Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC122

New policy – This new policy will support with the ever-evolving situation of admissions during COVID-19 that services need to be kept updated on depending on geographical location and government recommendations.

Document Modified Date: 16/12/2020 15:10

Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR33

This policy details how to ensure that data protection and confidentiality are maintained within a service. It has been reviewed and updated with reference to the coronavirus added in section 4.8, and an ICO link also included in the references section. Other minor content changes made and references updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/12/2020 16:36

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

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

This policy will support a service on the annual holiday rights of its staff. It has been updated to reflect the government announcement that days to quarantine when returning to the UK have been reduced from 14 to 10 days. References also updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 14/12/2020 14:53

Adverse Weather Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: WAB27

This policy will support a service to plan in the event of adverse weather. It has been reviewed with reference to COVID-19 included within the procedural and key facts section. References also updated and a further reading one added in relation to coronavirus.

Document Modified Date: 14/12/2020 14:22

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WPA07

Services will always have employees who are sick. This policy makes it clear what their obligations are as well as protecting individuals from contagious diseases etc. Services should always be conscious of health conditions of their employees and take appropriate action to investigate this and explore ways of getting individuals back to work. The policy has been updated in light of the self-isolation rules being reduced from 14 to 10 days; this includes when quarantining after arriving back in the UK. References have also been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 11/12/2020 14:43

Archiving, Disposal and Storing of Records Policy and Procedure

GDPR Policies Region: | Reference: WAB21

This policy will support in the management of records at a service. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references checked to ensure they remain current. The title has been changed from ‘Maintaining, Archiving, Disposal and Storing of Records Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Archiving, Disposal and Storing of Records Policy and Procedure.

Document Modified Date: 11/12/2020 12:00

Falls Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC99

This policy will support with managing and preventing falls within a service. It has been updated to include reference to a new falls management risk assessment template on the QCS Management System. Forms have also been updated and are now checklists. References updated to ensure they remain current.

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