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Service Continuity Planning and Management Policy 2012

The policy describes the process to ensure that individual service continuity plans are in place and how these are amalgamated into an organisational business continuity plan as part of Business Continuity Management (BCM). This is to ensure that essential services are identified, prioritised and maintained in the event of a disruptive incident occurring and to minimise disruption its effect on the delivery of safe patient care.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Consent to Examination or Treatment Policy

This policy describes the process and minimum standards for gaining consent to treatment and/or examination. It describes the process to follow when establishing capacity to consent, how to manage consent processes for children and how to record consent.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Controlled Drugs Management and Accountability Policy

This policy outlines the responsibilities of the accountable officer for controlled drugs and how those will be exercised within NCH&C

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Enuresis Service

These guidelines cover all aspects of the management of enuresis within Children’s Services Business Units within NCH&C. It is intended that all school nursing staff will abide by this policy in respect of the management of enuresis.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Patient Falls Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Norfolk Community Health & Care (NCH&C) staff are aware of the relevant hazards in the workplace relating to slips, trips and falls and how to prevent and manage the associated risks for patients. This policy includes the management of patients in both inpatient and community settings and recognises the specific needs of this client group.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Security Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to put systems in place to reduce the risks associated with the security of staff, patients, and property and ensure these are effectively controlled.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Incident Reporting Investigation and Management Policy

This policy provides a framework for the reporting, investigation and monitoring of all incidents and near misses and risk assessments.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Transfer of Care and Patient Discharge Policy

This policy describes the process that must be followed when a patient is; transferred to the care of NCH&C; moved from one clinical area to another, or transferred to another organisation or service. It outlines the documentation used to support the transfer and discharge process.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Non-Medical Prescribing Policy

Describes roles and responsibilities of non-medical prescribers and their managers within Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C)

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Norfolk Early Warning System Policy

The Norfolk Early Warning System facilitates staff recognition of when a patient is becoming acutely unwell and the provision of early intervention to the patient with the aim of improving outcomes for patients.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Nutrition Policy

This policy seeks to provide assurance that Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) will ensure that the nutritional needs of patients are being met

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Patient ID Policy

This policy undertakes to support safer patient care through effective patient identification before care delivery. It applies to all healthcare professionals working for NCH&C in the capacity of care delivery. This includes medication administration, correspondence to patients and/or direct care delivery.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Transfer of Care and Patient Discharge Policy

This policy describes the process that must be followed when a patient is; transferred to the care of NCH&C; moved from one clinical area to another, or transferred to another organisation or service. It outlines the documentation used to support the transfer and discharge process.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Management of National Confidential Enquiries Inquiries Best Practice Recommendations

This policy describes the process to ensure that Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) responds to requests for information and assesses the relevance of National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) guidance and national inquiry reports relevant to the clinical services it provides.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Safeguarding Children Arrangements Declaration -2010

NCH&C has reviewed the national expectations with regard to safeguarding children arrangements. This declaration is made to assure the public and service users that NCH&C takes its responsibilities for safeguarding children very seriously and has the arrangements in place to meet them.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Serious Untoward Incident (SUI) Policy

The policy establishes a clear procedure to be adhered to following a SI in NCH&C NHS Trust and clarifies all roles in managing and overseeing each SI.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Thromboprophylaxis _inpatient

To ensure that all patients are assessed for their risk of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) on admission to hospital (or as appropriate if their mobility alters) and where that risk is found to be high are treated using Thromboprohylaxis.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Venous thrombo-embolism Risk Assessment in the Inpatient Setting

To ensure that all patients are assessed for their risk of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) on admission to a community hospital or prison inpatient unit and, where that risk is found to be high, are treated using Thromboprohylaxis.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Patient Equality Information Report

As part of the Trust’s legal duty we must prepare and publish annually an equality profile of our patients to better understand the equality issues in service delivery. In particular, the aim is to identify any under-representation of access to key services.

Last updated: 2012-05-29

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Blood Fridge Maintenance standards

Norfolk Community Health and Care agree to accept liability for the actions of staff working under the terms of this document. Evidence based documents establish agreed principles for safe practice and are intended to support staff to deliver quality services on behalf of Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCHC) These standards aim to enable staff to manage safely the storage of Blood and Blood components at ward level.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Blood Transfusion Protocol

This protocol describes the Trusts standards for the safe management of blood transfusion, within NCH&C for the care of patienrs at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Policy for the prevention and Management of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

This policy promotes sharps safety with the aim to prevent needlestick and sharps injury, and denotes the action to be taken in the event of such an injury occuring.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Management of Clinical Diagnostic Tests or Screening Procedure

The purpose of this policy is to describe the NCH&C process for developing local policies to manage the risks associated with the process of clinical diagnostic tests and screening procedures.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Policy for the management of NICE guidance within NCHC

To ensure that there is a clear pathway for the management of NICE guidance which encompasses identification, dissemination, reviewing service provision against NICE guidance, implementation, planning and monitoring effectiveness.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Policy Developing Procedural Documents

This policy sets out the process for the development, management and monitoring of NCH&C policies. This includes the format to be used to ensure consistency and the process for version control and archiving.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Risk Management Strategy 2012

The Risk Management Strategy sets out the process by which the Trust identifies, manages, reduces and mitigates risks to achieving the organisational objectives. It sets out the framework required at strategic and local level to ensure this occurs

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Medical Devices Training and Maintenance of med devices and equipment

To ensure that staff use Medical Devices and Medical Equipment (including reusable medical devices and medical equipment) safely and in line with current legislation.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Clinical Record Keeping Policy

To provide clinical staff (registered and unregistered) with guidance on the standards of record keeping required to protect and promote the health and welfare of patients and clients.

Last updated: 2012-06-13

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IV admin policy

To enable the safe and competent administration of intravenous medicines via vascular access devices. This policy applies to all registered practitioners employed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) who are required to administer medicines via the intravenous route and have undertaken additional training and have been assessed competent.

Last updated: 2012-06-21

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Core Standards for Better Health 2009-10 Declaration

The declaration form is divided into the following sections 1. General statement of compliance 2. Domain pages for core standards 3. Sign off

Last updated: 2012-06-21

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Core Standards for Better Health Update Form

Webforms Output: Core Standards Update Form April 2010 Submitted 26 Mar 2010

Last updated: 2012-06-21

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Manual Handling Policy 2012

To ensure all the necessary processes and resources exist to prevent and avoid harm, or reduce the risk of harm associated with hazardous work related manual handling and associated posture. To ensure Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is compliant with its duties under the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and associated regulations.

Last updated: 2012-06-21

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Emergency Planning Status report - 27 July 2011

The attached report provides an update to the Board on the current status of Emergency Planning and the actions required to ensure NCH&C can meet its obligations both as a Category 1 responder and as part of the mutual aid agreement with local partners.

Last updated: 2012-06-13

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Risk Management Strategy and Policies - 25 May 2011

The Risk Management Strategy sets out the process by which the Trust identifies, manages, reduces and mitigates risks to achieving the organisational objectives.

Last updated: 2012-06-13

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Staff Declarations of Interest Policy - 25 May 2011

The Policy covers declaration of interests, outside activities including undertaking other work or holding official positions in other organisations, purchasing and commissioning, involvement in commercial activities with other healthcare providers, family and close personal contacts, hospitality and gifts, use of information and resources.

Last updated: 2012-06-13

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The ERINN Report- ten years on 2011

Eradicating Racism in Norfolk is fundamental in ensuring that the dignity and rights of all service users and providers are protected. Monitoring progress towards this goal is an important priority.

Last updated: 2012-07-17

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Waste Management Policy

To ensure the safe segregation, collection, transportation and disposal of all types of waste.

Last updated: 2012-05-28

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Raising and Escalating Concerns Policy 2012

The Raising and Escalating Concerns policy is introduced to encourage staff to raise concerns that they may consider pose a risk to the Trust, our services, patients or colleagues, at an early stage in the right way so that we can deal with these.

Last updated: 2012-11-09

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Data Sharing Policy

This policy describes the process to ensure requests to share data are managed in line with statute and good practice. It applies to the management of requests to share data internally across the Trust and with external organisations. This is to ensure that sharing is appropriate, in line with Caldicott principles and lawful as required under the Data Protection Act.

Last updated: 2012-11-09

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Pressure Ulcers policy 2012

This policy describes a standard approach to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers including assessment tools, paperwork and patient leaflet for all clinical staff in NCH&C.

Last updated: 2012-11-09

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Core Record Keeping Standards

To provide clinical staff (registered and unregistered) with guidance on the standards of record keeping required to protect and promote the health and welfare of patients and clients.

Last updated: 2012-11-09

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Policy for the Management of External Agency Visits.pdf

This policy sets out the process to be followed in the event of external agency visits, inspections or as part of an accreditation assessment relevant to Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C).

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Learning from Incidents Complaints and Claims

This policy identifies how the analysis of incidents, complaints, and claims is aggregated to learn lessons and improve practice and procedures. It describes the additional sources of information used including Pals and recommendations from Root Cause Analysis.

Last updated: 2012-07-06

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Medicines Management Policy

This policy outlines the requirements for ensuring safe and secure medicines management, including prescribing, ordering, storing, administering, supplying and disposing of medicines for all NCH&C services.

Last updated: 2012-06-11

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Confidentiality of patient information

Patients provide us with personal and sensitive information in order to help us to care for them, and all staff have a professional duty of confidentiality.

Last updated: 2018-08-02

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Risk Management and Patient Safety

Risk Management is a process by which we identify factors which may prevent us from providing excellent, safe, efficient and effective care.

Last updated: 2012-09-24

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