Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 29/05/2020 10:40

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR03

This policy details the risk assessment process to ensure that any risks that may occur within a service are reduced or controlled. It has been updated to reflect the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new sections added. References have also been added and existing ones checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 01/05/2020 18:53

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC34

This policy details aspects of infection control that should be implemented by a service. It has been reviewed and updated to reflect current guidance in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. A new section around staff testing has also been included, as well as some additional further reading resources.

Document Modified Date: 23/04/2020 10:41

Clinical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC07

This policy establishes the requirements regarding the safe handling and disposal of waste in health care in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and best practice guidance. This policy has been reviewed and now includes a new procedure (5.8) relating to the management of COVID-19 waste with associated references added.

Document Modified Date: 08/04/2020 14:45

Food Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH08

This policy will inform staff on the food hygiene process and the importance of adhering to it to keep service users safe. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 12/02/2020 09:38

Pressure Sore Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC96

This policy details how the service will support individuals who are at risk of, or present with, pressure ulcers. It defines the roles and responsibilities of staff as well as detailing the clinical governance framework for reducing risk. The policy has been reviewed with changes made to the ‘Procedure’ section (specifically 5.3 and 5.7) to reflect the NHS Improvement standards relating to definitions. The term ‘grade’ has been removed and replaced with ‘category’ across the ‘Procedure’ section.

Document Modified Date: 08/01/2020 13:37

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR02

This policy details how the service can fulfil health and safety requirements and there is a Statement of Intent available in the Forms section. It has been reviewed with the addition of the new Lines of Enquiry established by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). In addition, references have been reviewed and expanded upon.

Document Modified Date: 20/12/2019 14:30

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS04

Policy updated to include reference to the new Lines of Enquiry developed by the Care Inspectorate Wales, and also to be clearer on the need for home care workers to be responsible for having an awareness of hazards and the need for hazard reporting.

Document Modified Date: 11/12/2019 15:48

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

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

This policy outlines the need for health and safety training to ensure that staff are competent in their roles. It highlights the importance of a training matrix system and the need to continually review training needs for all staff. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes, additional legislation added and the references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2019 17:28

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

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

Policy review undertaken, minor content changes made. References updated to ensure they remain current and additional resources added.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2019 17:06

Sharps and Needlestick Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC49

Policy reviewed with minor content changes. References updated to ensure they remain current and addition resource to Public Health Wales added.

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