This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and reviewed to reflect the CIW and other stakeholder requirements. It has been remodelled to reflect legislation and best industry practice, and includes the need for training. The policy has been updated to reflect the appropriate action required in a domiciliary care setting where blood spillage kits are unlikely to be used. This policy supersedes WCC02.
This policy, which has been converted to the new QCS format, assists services to be in a continual state of readiness for baseline and focused inspections. It also sets guidelines for dealing with Notices of Non-Compliance, and states ways in which all staff and Individuals can use the inspection process constructively to bring about service improvements.
Policy converted to the new QCS format and now includes a procedure for responding to lift failure as well as providing access to a range of legislation and guidelines to support best practice.
Converted to the new QCS format. This policy focuses on the use of clothes protectors to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and promotes handwashing. Resources and further reading added.
Policy converted to the new QCS format with a review of current legislation and industry best practice. Additional material provided to ensure that the policy remains compliant.
Updated to the new QCS policy format.
Converted to the new QCS format. Policy updated to reflect legislative changes appropriate for Wales and ensure the content is appropriate for staff working in people’s own homes.
This policy has been updated and expanded to include the refusal to hold records in relation to Mental Capacity and Data Protection. It highlights the need to find safe ways of communicating care needs if an Individual refuses. The Declaration Form has been updated to ensure that the Individual understands why a provider asks to keep records in the home.
Policy reviewed and converted to new QCS policy format. This policy will be a new addition for some Community clients.