Policy Updates

Wales - Infection Control - Supported Living

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: 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.

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.

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