Policy Updates

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Document Modified Date: 05/11/2020 12:37

Security Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Residential Services Region: | Reference: SMB05

This policy will support a service to maintain the safety and security of all its service users, staff and visitors. It has been reviewed and updated with a statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on security added, given the impact this has on care homes at present. References also updated to ensure they remain current and a further reading resource added.

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

Epilepsy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC105

This policy will support staff with the process of dealing with and describing seizures. Policy reviewed with reference made to the Principles of the AWI Act in respect of acting in the best interests, current SIGN guideline included and underpinning knowledge reference.

Document Modified Date: 04/11/2020 08:15

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM23

This policy will support staff with ensuring safety when lone working. It has been updated with the addition of a risk assessment for lone working. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 04/11/2020 08:03

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: SPM22

This policy will support care at home customers specifically with lone working. It has been updated with a new lone working risk assessment template as an alternative to the QCS risk assessment tool version. References also updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 04/11/2020 07:52

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR11

This policy will guide staff on the process to follow, ensuring compliance with legal statutes. It has been reviewed with minimal change. References and links have been checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 30/10/2020 13:26

Re-Opening to Visitors During COVID-19 Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SCC126

This policy will support a service to safely receive visitors during COVID-19. The policy has been reviewed to include Scotland’s Strategic Framework Guidance, developed to inform the public of the various restrictions and protection levels in the local authority areas in Scotland. A new procedural point and reference have been added.

Document Modified Date: 30/10/2020 13:15

Supporting Independence with Holidays Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC74

This policy will guide staff on how best to support people who wish to go on holiday and the safeguards to put in place to minimise risk, which enables people to make an informed choice. Policy reviewed with an added procedural point and reference on Scotland’s Strategic Framework which must be considered prior to arranging travel.

Document Modified Date: 29/10/2020 17:16

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS16

This policy will support staff with following best practice guidance in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure that safe care and support is delivered. The policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect the current situation and release of the Strategic Framework. A reference was added and links checked and remain current.

Document Modified Date: 29/10/2020 16:57

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Health and Safety COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SHS15

This policy will support staff to understand the impact of coronavirus and how to support those in their care whilst adhering to government guidance. The policy has been amended to include the current government guidance, called Scotland’s Strategic Framework, and adult care home visiting guidance which informs all individuals on the restrictions they must adhere to depending in the area they live. New references have been included.

Document Modified Date: 26/10/2020 17:00

Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SCR33

This policy will support staff to understand data protection and the importance around confidentiality. Policy has been reviewed and updated with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.

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