Policy Updates

Wales - Supported Living

Document Modified Date: 09/07/2020 11:13

Working Time Regulations Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: WPM13

Legislation has been inserted with reference to the Working Times (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. A new procedure has been included to confirm that employees are now entitled to carry 4 weeks’ paid leave into the following two annual leave years if prevented from taking holidays due to Coronavirus. A new form ‘Notice to take annual leave under Regulation 15(2) WTR 1998‘ and further references have been added, whilst the Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also been added.

Document Modified Date: 08/07/2020 17:23

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS22

This policy has been reviewed to ensure it reflects current and updated guidance on PPE. References checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 07/07/2020 17:22

Assessing and Reducing Risk to Workforce (COVID-19) Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS21

New policy: This is a new policy to support the further easing of lockdown measures and to identify ways of supporting staff who may have been shielding to return to work safely wherever possible. The policy is also to support the risk assessment process to identify workers who may be at increased risk from COVID-19. There is a risk assessment template to support the process within the risk assessment section of the QCS management system that can be adapted to meet individual and organisational need. This policy will also assist when reviewing the business continuity plans, ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of staff.

Document Modified Date: 06/07/2020 17:20

Visitors Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WAR25

This policy details how visitors play an important part in the lives of Individuals and the measures that have to be followed during COVID-19. The policy has been updated and now includes three templates (one for residents and one for families) on the steps taken within the home to keep people safe and another is a Visitor Code, for when re-introducing visits to the home.

Document Modified Date: 06/07/2020 16:58

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS17

This policy has been reviewed in line with recent Welsh government COVID-19 changes including travelling beyond a local area for any purpose and the forming of ‘extended households’. References have also been included in relation to these changes.

Document Modified Date: 06/07/2020 16:35

Pandemic Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: WHS13

This policy has been updated in line with the continual changes of the coronavirus pandemic, in particular the lockdown changes announced for 6th July 2020. It must be read with the Infection Control Policy and Procedure, the Business Continuity Policy and Procedure and Coronavirus Policy and Procedure. It outlines what actions must be taken to prepare for a pandemic. Resources have also been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 02/07/2020 13:36

Absenteeism Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: WPP01

The policy has been updated to streamline the structure and add new useful documents. The references have also been updated and Welsh Lines of Enquiry added.

Document Modified Date: 01/07/2020 12:37

Administration of Medicines Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: WCM34

This policy outlines the administration of medicines taking into account the 6 rights of administration. It has been reviewed with reference made to COVID-19 and the Welsh lines of enquiry. References have been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 26/06/2020 12:25

Staff Loans and Advances Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC12

This policy will support the service in how to approach staff loans and wage advances. It has been reviewed with some additional content added to the procedure in relation to repayment of a loan by staff. The Welsh Lines of Enquiry have also been added and an additional reference.

Document Modified Date: 25/06/2020 10:51

Heatwave Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC89

This policy will support the service to ensure that staff and Individuals are kept safe during a heatwave. It has been reviewed with reference to COVID-19 included, as well as resources available in relation to ‘coping with heat and COVID-19’.

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