Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Care Home

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Cross-Contamination Between Care and Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH03

Converted to the new QCS format. This policy focuses on the use of clothes protectors to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and promotes handwashing. Resources and further reading added.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS05

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format with additional information and references added. Links have also been provided to clarify the legal stance and business reasons for training.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:07

Personal Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH06

Policy converted to the new QCS format, setting out the standards expected of staff in relation to personal presentation when representing the service.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:06

Water Temperature Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Equipment Region: | Reference: WME06

Policy reviewed in line with changes to legislation and stakeholder requirement and updated to the new QCS format.

Document Modified Date: 29/01/2019 14:35

Management of Medical Devices Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC73

Policy converted to the new QCS format with new enhanced procedures and references in place to support best practice when using medical devices.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:33

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS06

Policy converted to new QCS format with the addition of other reporting requirements when serious events occur as well as necessary regulatory notifications. Included is the requirement to provide support under the Duty of Candour.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:31

Laundry Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Laundry Region: | Reference: WSL03

Policy converted to new QCS format. This policy contains further procedures and added resources to guide staff with best practice in relation to laundry management within the Service.

Document Modified Date: 13/11/2018 11:50

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Equipment Region: | Reference: WME02

Review of current policy with legislation changes. Policy converted to the new QCS format. Update on HSE guidance.

Document Modified Date: 25/09/2018 07:24

Quarantine and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC47

This policy has been reviewed and converted to the new QCS format. It sets out to detail best practice and standards for the management of outbreaks of infection. It includes the need to ensure that the Individual is monitored and risk assessed for social isolation in the event of the need for quarantine or barrier nursing. References, further reading, and outstanding elements have been added.

Document Modified Date: 20/07/2018 08:47

Food Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH04

Policy converted to new QCS format. Reviewed and updated to meet current guidance and now includes the addition of a procedure for large catering events and training requirements in relation to the Care Certificate. Further reading resources added.

This policy has been developed to ensure compliance:

The Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017
The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

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