Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 16/09/2020 15:45

Legionella Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WME02

Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the risks associated with legionella, also added the relevant CIW line of enquiry to support understanding of how policy can inform inspections.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 12:37

Sharps and Needlestick Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WCC23

This policy will support staff to ensure that needles and other sharps are managed safely within a service. It has been reviewed and updated, and now includes reference to the need to report certain sharps injuries to RIDDOR.

Document Modified Date: 19/08/2020 16:31

Outbreak Management and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC47

This policy will support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been reviewed and updated in line with the Public Health Wales Document: ‘Guidance to Prevent COVID-19 Among Care Home Residents and Manage Cases, Incidents & Outbreaks in Residential Care Settings in Wales’. References have also been added.

Document Modified Date: 05/08/2020 16:34

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR01

Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19 and the implications for health and safety.

Document Modified Date: 28/07/2020 16:47

Blood Spillage Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WCC02

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

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: 12/05/2020 12:06

Laundry Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Laundry Region: | Reference: WSL03

This policy outlines the process a service should adopt in relation to its laundry practices. It has been reviewed and updated to include the latest information and advice regarding the management of laundry during the Covid-19 pandemic. SCIE have provided the content. The SCIE reference should be used to access further detail on best practice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Document Modified Date: 01/05/2020 16:57

Infection Control Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC18

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 and references have been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 30/04/2020 11:41

Cross-Contamination Between Care and Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH03

This policy outlines how to eliminate cross-contamination between care and catering. It has been reviewed and references updated. Policy now includes reference to COVID-19 and the increased importance of managing contacts between care and catering staff, and the need to follow the latest government guidance.

Document Modified Date: 08/04/2020 08:46

Food Hygiene Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH04

The policy will inform staff on the food hygiene process to follow to ensure care and support delivered to service users is safe and follows government best practice guidance.

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