Wales - Safeguarding - Nursing Home
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This policy will support to maintain a person’s dignity, respect and choice whilst undertaking a service. It has been reviewed and updated to include more clear reference to dignity and respect, with an added policy statement and procedural section now included. Definitions and further reference to dignity and respect also included. Title of the policy has also changed from ‘Choice Policy and Procedure’ to ‘Dignity, Respect and Choice Policy and Procedure’. References also checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy details how individuals have a choice about the gender of their carers. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.
This policy outlines how individuals can be supported to undertake risks safely to maintain, choose and enjoy varying activities. The policy has been reviewed with some content changes to ensure clarity, with definitions also added. This will support practice improvement. References have also been checked to ensure they remain current.
Consent is an important aspect of providing support and care to any individual; this policy looks at how consent can be gained. The policy has been reviewed, with a new policy statement added in relation to coronavirus. Other minor content tweaks and references updated to ensure they remain current.