Wales - Learning Disability - Dementia Centre
This policy will aid staff where individuals have a diagnosis of, or may suffer from, depression. It has been reviewed with changes throughout for clarity, and to emphasise that depression is not usually a lifelong condition. Rearranging the order of some policy statements and key facts has also taken place. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy details the process to follow in relation to advance care plans. It has been reviewed and more information has been added about the importance of mental capacity. References have been updated and more have been added that are relevant for Wales.
This policy will support a service with its approach to social networking and media. It has been reviewed with a Further Reading link updated only and references checked and updated.
This policy highlights the annual holiday entitlements of staff. It has been reviewed and Section 5.12 has been updated in relation to the latest guidance on travel to Wales from abroad. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy is an overarching policy on coronavirus and must be read alongside the suite of policies and procedures in the COVID-19 Hub. It has been reviewed following the update to ‘COVID-19 contacts – Guidance for health and social care staff’. Procedural sections 5.8 and 5.9 have been updated to reflect what to do when in contact with a positive COVID-19 case, and also when it is someone within the member of staff’s household. References have been reviewed and updated.
Policy reviewed and information added on diabetic ketoacidosis in the policy, procedure and definition section. A new reference was added and links checked and remain current. This policy will support staff to understand diabetes and signpost them to various specialist organisations who can help and support.
This policy will support where issues of capability or poor performance arise. It has been reviewed and an update made to the Managers Checklist to reflect the process set out in the procedure. References also checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy details the expectations with regard to food hygiene within the service, and provides information on the processes to follow. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording. References have been updated.
This policy details how the service supports the Welsh language standards and adopts local processes to ensure that Individuals and stakeholders receive information in their chosen language. There have been minor changes to wording and additional references added to ensure that content remains current.
This policy outlines how staff can support individuals who smoke. It has been updated to include a clearer reference to vaping and also to include more detail about process when staff are holding smoking materials on behalf of the individual. References checked and updated.