Policy Updates

Wales - Nursing Home

Document Modified Date: 12/08/2020 15:47

Staff Levels Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM08

Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19, and also provides a link to a dependency tool under the ‘Further Reading’ section of the policy.

Document Modified Date: 12/08/2020 12:39

Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: WAB32

CAS Alerts are required to ensure safety in medicines and devices. The policy has been reviewed with minor content changes and references updated to ensure they remain current. The Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also been added to evidence how the policy meets the requirements.

Document Modified Date: 11/08/2020 17:16

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: WPR04

All prospective employees should be subject to a risk assessment for a DBS check and, if they are assessed as requiring a DBS check, consideration should be given to the appropriate level. The policy has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 11/08/2020 12:13

Lift Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WMR05

This policy outlines the safe management of lifts within a service. It has been reviewed with legislation updates and additional references have been added.

Document Modified Date: 11/08/2020 12:05

Fire Equipment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: WMR03

This policy details the requirements in relation to fire equipment and ensuring the service remains safe. It has been updated with fire system changes and ACOPs, and latest references have also been included.

Document Modified Date: 07/08/2020 17:16

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: WPE05

This policy details the framework in place for anti-bullying. It has been reviewed with changes to the Procedure section only which has been updated to state that the employee will be informed of the outcome of the complaint after the investigation. There is also a new paragraph that states that the complaint will be held on the employee’s and the aggressor’s personnel file. References have been updated and Welsh Lines of Enquiry also included.

Document Modified Date: 05/08/2020 16:34

Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: WHR01

Policy reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19 and the implications for health and safety.

Document Modified Date: 05/08/2020 12:40

Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM02

Please note the name of this policy has changed from ‘Management of Stress Policy and Procedure’, to ‘Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure’. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include reference to mental health and mental wellbeing, and the Definitions and Further Reading have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 04/08/2020 17:59

Respiration Observation Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC111

As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, Care Homes and Nursing homes will be required to carry out clinical observations of residents where they have suspected COVID-19 symptoms, have been discharged with COVID-19 symptoms or need to be cared for within the home. The policy outlines how people using services will be supported when they require monitoring of their respiratory rate. The procedure details what staff must do to comply with what is usually a delegated nursing activity.

Document Modified Date: 04/08/2020 15:59

Swabbing Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WCC94

The policy has been updated with a new section (5.8) to include information relating to the new Test, Trace and Protect process summary guidance. References have also been added in relation to this.

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