Policy Updates

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Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: NIAB32

New policy, to ensure the systems are in place for the dissemination of safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts and medical device alerts and to outline a consistent approach for managing them.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Lift Safety Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Risk Assessment & Safety Region: | Reference: WMR05

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.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Safe

Mock Inspection Toolkit SAFE Region: | Reference: MIGS01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 1 – ‘Is the Service Safe?’ It now incorporates the six KLOEs, HS1, HS2, HS3, HS4, HS5 and HS6. Previously there were five individual mock inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection, therefore, supersedes MIGS02, MIGS03, MIGS04 and MIGS05 which have all been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Cross-Contamination Between Care and Catering Policy and Procedure

Residential Services Hygiene Region: | Reference: WKH03

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.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Monitoring of Business Performance Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: SAC14

This policy has been converted into the new QCS format. Monitoring of business performance is a regulatory requirement and vital to allow both the manager and provider to have insight into the functioning of the service. This policy details the framework for monitoring and provides guidance on completion of the associated templates that are attached to the policy.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Business Plan Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB06

This policy has been converted into the new QCS format. This policy sets out the framework for completion of the Business Plan and has a template plan attached.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

HMO Regulations Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: SAR02

Review of current policy in line with current legislation and industry best practice. Recommendations/Guidance following Grenfell and Chingford fires.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Mock Inspection: Well-Led

Mock Inspection Toolkit WELL-LED Region: | Reference: MIGW01

This policy has been converted to the new QCS format and developed to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s inspection framework of the five Key Questions and the latest thinking from the CQC on how it will inspect GP practices. This Mock Inspection Toolkit will assist with understanding Key Question 5 – ‘Is the service Well-Led?’ It now incorporates the eight KLOEs, HW1, HW2, HW3, HW4, HW5, HW6, HW7 and HW8. Previously there were five individual mock inspections for this Key Question. This Mock Inspection therefore supersedes MIGW02, MIGW03, MIGW04 and MIGW05 which have all been archived. Please also note that The ‘Key Facts for Service Users’ has been omitted from this document as it is designed as an internal self-audit tool.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Bristol Stool Scale Recording Policy and Procedure

Care Management Risk Assessment and Personal Planning Region: | Reference: SCP31

Policy reviewed and converted to new QCS format. The policy now promotes a culture of Service User inclusion, where staff encourage Service Users to be as independent as possible. It also details the level of training required in order for staff to be responsible for bowel monitoring. This policy forms part of the promotion of continence framework and includes references and resources to support best practice. This policy replaces SCP23.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Business Plan Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB05

This policy has been converted into the new QCS format. This policy sets out the framework for completion of the Business Plan and has a template plan attached.

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