Policy Updates

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Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 17:18

Chemical Agents and Hazardous Substances Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: IHS17

This policy details how the service will comply with Health and Safety legislation relating to chemical agents and carcinogens to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff, service users and anyone who works for and on behalf of the organisation. It has been reviewed with minor changes to wording and addition of “Primary Care Services” into section 2.3. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 17:06

Advocacy Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GCR16

This policy will support understanding to assist people to be in control of their own health and care where their ability to exercise choice or represent their own interests is limited. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 16:57

Financial Administration Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: GAC09

This policy highlights how to ensure financial administration within a service is completed correctly and to detail its financial position. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 16:27

Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: DCH02

This policy will support with infection control and decontamination processes at a service. It has been reviewed and content changes made within the policy statement and procedural sections. All references have also been checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 15:27

Consent Policy and Procedure

Clinical Governance Risk Management and Safeguarding Region: | Reference: GCR03

Consent is required for any intervention in primary care. This policy has been reviewed and updated in section 4.2 in relation to new ‘Decision making and consent’ guidance. All links and references checked and a new link added in further reading.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 15:10

Advance Care Planning Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Care Management COVID-19 Region: | Reference: CR70

The policy details what Advance Care Planning is and how individuals can be supported in this area. It has been reviewed and amended in line with best practice guidance. Additions have been made to both content and knowledge links which will give increased guidance and support in the difficult subject area.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 14:42

Clothing, Appearance and Personal Hygiene at Work Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: DPP11

This policy will support a service with a standard dress and appearance code. It has been reviewed with no significant content changes. 5.2 has been slightly updated for wording purposes. References checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 28/02/2022 14:36

Fit and Proper Person – Directors (CQC), Policy and Procedure

Registration Registration and Compliance Region: | Reference: DAR41

This policy will support to ensure directors meet the requirement as fit and proper persons in their role. The policy has been checked and references updated. Some extra information has been added to section 4.5 regarding DBS.

Document Modified Date: 25/02/2022 17:02

Capability Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: DPP07

This policy will support where issues of capability or poor performance arise. It has been reviewed and an update made to the Manager’s Checklist to reflect the process set out in the procedure. References also checked to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 25/02/2022 17:01

Ventilation via Tracheostomy Policy and Procedure

Care Management Clinical Governance Region: | Reference: ICL07

This policy outlines the approach to ensure safe care for service users who require ventilation via tracheostomy. It must be read alongside any local procedures and with any manufacturers’ instructions. It has been reviewed with no significant changes and references have been checked and updated.

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