This policy will guide staff on how to assess service users’ continence to support them to maintain independence. There are useful pocket guides which will help, alongside an assessment to use if not using the local continence assessment; the Bristol stool chart is also included which helps when describing stool. The policy has been reviewed and includes new guidance in the content released by the Care Inspectorate, and the references and links also checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy will support staff to develop person centred care plans in partnership with the service user. There are many resources which will guide them on using best practice. The policy has been review with minimal changes, references and links checked and remain current.
This policy outlines the spot check process that should be adopted by the service to oversee staff conduct. It has been reviewed with minor changes to the content to reflect the need to be aware of COVID-19 (or other health concerns that may limit the advisability of undertaking a spot check visit), and the limitations on spot checks. References have also been updated.
The policy will support management on maternity leave and has been updated to outline the interaction between maternity leave and furlough leave during the current COVID-19 crisis. This policy outlines the minimum legal requirements for someone who will be going or is already on maternity leave including notice requirements.
This policy ensures that there is a safe way to manage prescriptions and drugs stored within the Practice. A template is included in the Forms section to log and track prescriptions.
This policy provides guidance on significant event analyses (SEAs) and how they link into the Key Lines of Enquiry. A template has been provided in the Forms section to log, track and learn from SEAs.
The policy has been updated to outline the interaction between maternity leave and furlough leave during the current COVID-19 crisis. This policy outlines the minimum legal requirements for someone who will be going on or is already on maternity leave, including notice requirements.