Policy Updates

Wales - Nursing Home - Dementia Centre

Document Modified Date: 07/02/2022 17:35

Outbreak Management and Barrier Nursing Policy and Procedure

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

Policy reviewed and updated following the release of ‘Guidance to Prevent and Manage COVID-19 within Residential and Care Settings alongside other Respiratory Viruses during Autumn/Winter 2021-22’. Updates made to sections 5.5, 5.7 and 5.15 and the need to risk assess should an outbreak occur. Links to current self-isolation guidance for health and social care workers also added and outbreak definition updated. All references checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 07/02/2022 17:29

COSHH Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS36

This policy will help you to set up and maintain an accurate COSHH folder. A risk assessment template is included. The policy has been reviewed and amendments to the structure and content of the Policy and Objectives sections have taken place, as well as updates in the procedural section. Links have also been updated and reference to GB CLP included.

Document Modified Date: 02/02/2022 11:26

Falls Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC35

This policy will support staff to apply best practice for falls management. It has been reviewed and clarity added to section 4.5 around the safe support of individuals who are subject to falls. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 31/01/2022 16:29

Quality Meetings Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Management of Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: WQQ11

This policy outlines quality meetings and includes some useful forms to support with conducting these meetings. It has been reviewed with information added about quality meetings being able to be held using online platforms, not just in person. References checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 31/01/2022 16:12

Nutrition and Hydration Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC14

This policy details how to support individuals with their nutrition and hydration requirements, as well as how to monitor what their requirements may be. It has been reviewed and section 4.1 has been added around COVID-19 and social support to dine with a care giver if the individual is isolated and this has limited the social aspect of dining. Policy statement 4.8 and two extra definitions added and an additional update to 5.3. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 31/01/2022 14:26

Volunteers Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: WAR26

This policy highlights how volunteers can be involved and support within a service. It has been reviewed and continues to consider the implications of COVID-19 on volunteering. References have been updated and are now more specific for Wales.

Document Modified Date: 31/01/2022 11:29

Driving for Work Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS12

It is likely that clients will have a company vehicle in place for some employees and even more so that other employees will use their vehicles for business purposes. It is therefore essential that clients have a policy in place to govern this. The policy has been reviewed and the ‘personal vehicle’ definition updated only to ensure clarity around all scenarios, including company insurance. All references have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/01/2022 17:40

Individual Guide

Administration Registration & Compliance - Administration Region: | Reference: WAR14

An Individual Guide template is provided in this policy to support Individuals to become familiar with the service. It has been reviewed with minimal changes and references have also been checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/01/2022 18:26

Parental Leave Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WPA12

This policy outlines the law on parental leave and has been reviewed with no significant changes. The references have also been checked and updated and some further reading added.

Document Modified Date: 26/01/2022 18:05

Staff Contracts Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC13

This policy will support a service with new or existing staff who require contracts and includes templates to use. The contract has been reviewed with no significant changes made and references have been checked and updated.

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