Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 08/12/2020 16:55

Blood Spillage Policy and Procedure

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

This policy sets out the safe practice that must be followed when dealing with a blood spillage. It has been reviewed with minor changes and an additional resource has been added to the procedure section to guide staff.

Document Modified Date: 22/10/2020 12:51

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR02

This policy outlines the overarching health and safety policy for the service and has a ‘statement of intent’ template available in the forms section. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 17:00

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

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

This policy will support with identifying potential hazards in the workplace. It has been reviewed with legislation references updated, procedural content reviewed and updated. References have also been updated and additional ones added.

Document Modified Date: 08/10/2020 14:43

Health and Safety Training Policy and Procedure

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

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: 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: 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.

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