Policy Updates

Wales - Safeguarding - Mental Health

Document Modified Date: 04/03/2021 15:32

Advocacy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR02

This policy will help staff understand the need for advocacy in some situations and how to support individuals who require this service. It has been reviewed with a new procedural section added in relation to COVID-19. Resources have been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/03/2021 16:00

Serious Incident Notification Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS06

This policy provides detail for staff on how and who to report serious incidents to. It has been reviewed and minor changes to wording for enhanced clarity have been made throughout. There is an update to section 5.4 Health and Safety Executive to reflect requirements for online reporting. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 02/03/2021 15:07

Access to NHS Services Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR01

This policy defines the process for individuals to access NHS services in Wales and the support that will be provided by the provider. The main content of the policy has been reviewed and is still valid but it has been updated to reflect COVID-19 and the implications for the service with regard to timely access. References have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 01/03/2021 13:21

Hospital Admission and Discharge Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Service Commencement Region: | Reference: WCA17

This policy details how the service will manage the process between hospital admissions and discharges. It acknowledges the need for co-production and effective partnership working between all parties. The policy has been reviewed and includes reference to COVID-19 and the implications for admission and discharge from hospital. The Hospital Discharge Checklist form and references have been updated to reflect COVID-19 considerations.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 16:40

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

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

This policy has been updated to merge both the DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure and the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy and Procedure to ensure clarity and avoid any crossover. The policy also now includes the new position on DBS filtering. This policy governs how and when an employer needs to carry out a DBS check along with the categories of employee who should be subject to a DBS check from a regulatory perspective.

Document Modified Date: 23/02/2021 14:13

Accident and Incident Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: WHS01

This policy details the accident and incident reporting process for a service. It has been updated to include minor amendments to the structure and ordering of sections throughout the document. New definitions have been added and existing definitions amended for consistency across related policies. The procedural section has also been updated to include identifying responsible persons and immediate incident response and the remainder of the existing procedure simplified. A new accident and incident form has also been added to the ‘Forms’ section.

Document Modified Date: 12/02/2021 17:10

Pressure Ulcer Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC30

The policy has been reviewed with further detail added in relation to risk management and pressure ulcer prevention. Also included is the requirement to ensure that reddening and marks/ulcers are recorded on a body map. ‘React to Red’ guidance for staff when carrying out personal care has been added as well as a section describing the role of the Tissue Viability Nurse.

Document Modified Date: 12/02/2021 14:16

Mobility Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC21

This policy details how the service will promote and empower Individuals to be as independently mobile as possible for as long as possible, by use of activity programs in-house (and externally accessed) and through daily ongoing support from staff. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include reference to COVID-19 and the implications for services. References have also been updated to provide more specific information for Wales.

Document Modified Date: 04/02/2021 10:15

Individual Communication with Organisation Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR18

This policy details how to support the communication needs of individuals. It has been reviewed and updated and now includes reference to COVID-19 and the importance of reviewing communication methods during the pandemic. References have also been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 03/02/2021 18:38

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: WCR10

This policy supports the service to comply with the requirements of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It has been reviewed and the references updated. In addition, the policy now includes reference to the Liberty Protection Safeguards and highlights the delay in implementation.

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