Policy Updates

Wales - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 07/05/2020 18:17

Maintaining, Archiving, Disposal and Storing of Records Policy and Procedure

GDPR Policies Region: | Reference: WAB01

This policy details the archiving, disposal and storing of records process the service should adopt. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 15:13

Pulse Rate Monitoring Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC117

This is a new policy to support the assessment of individuals who may have deteriorating health as a result of COVID-19. It is part of a suite of policies that are used to assess deterioration. The policy contains links to RESTORE2.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 14:37

Level of Consciousness Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC119

This is a new policy to support the assessment of individuals who may have deteriorating health as a result of COVID-19. It is part of a suite of policies that are used to assess deterioration. The policy contains links to RESTORE2 and to training material on assessing the level of consciousness measurements.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 12:51

Oxygen Saturation Monitoring Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC113

This is a new policy on measuring oxygen saturation levels to support discharge from hospitals and reduce admissions to hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. This measurement is part of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and is used in RESTORE2 to spot early signs of deterioration in care home or nursing home residents. The policy contains links to a training video on oxygen saturation measurements and the NEWS observation form.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 11:17

Part-Time Employees Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC11

This document details our approach to part-time working and the procedures that must be followed when employing part-time workers. The policy has been reviewed with minimal content changes made and the Welsh Lines of Enquiry added. References have also been reviewed and some additional resources added to the further reading section.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 11:06

Blood Pressure Monitoring Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC115

This is a new policy to support the assessment of individuals who may have deteriorating health as a result of COVID-19. It is part of a suite of policies that are used to assess deterioration. The policy contains links to RESTORE2 and to training material on blood pressure measurements.

Document Modified Date: 06/05/2020 09:18

Advance Care Planning Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCR69

This policy is a new policy that details how Individuals are supported to consider their future wishes and preferences, by use of Advanced Care Planning. This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy includes guidance to help staff to support Individuals to consider Advance Care Planning.

Document Modified Date: 04/05/2020 17:40

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WPA07

This policy has been updated in line with the recent updates to SSP relating to COVID-19.

Document Modified Date: 04/05/2020 10:01

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS18

This policy has been updated to reflect the new Public Health guidance – ‘How to work safely in care homes’, released on the 17th April 2020. Procedures have been amended accordingly with regards to the continuous use of face masks. The impact of this policy remains as critical. PHW Health Protection Teams in regions are producing their own care home packs and these vary from national guidance. Therefore, this policy will need amending as regional guidance varies.

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.

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