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Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in health and social care settings in Scotland

Date: 09/2017 Category: Good Practice

This is a revised edition of the “Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Health and Social Care Settings in Scotland” providing easily accessible advice covering key aspects of prevention and control of CDI.
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Vaccination programmes in residential care services

Date: 08/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance covering vaccination programmes in residential care services. This guidance will help care staff ensure that: the person (or their representative) has consented to have the vaccine; vaccines are supplied and administered legally; vaccines are stored correctly; appropriate records are kept.
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Space to Grow

Date: 06/2017 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Government in partnership with the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Futures Trust guidance designed to maximise positive experiences for children and improve the quality of care and learning by helping to make early learning and childcare (ELC) and out of school care (OSC) services the best they can be in terms of design. The guidance will act as a tool for providers, planners and architects when planning new and/or refurbishing existing early learning and childcare and out of school care services.
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Blood monitoring of type 2 diabetes Guidance for care homes and care at home services

Date: 05/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance which gives a brief overview of current national best practice in blood monitoring of Type 2 diabetes. This guidance is aimed at inspectors and service providers for information to assist managing this in registered services.
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Undertaking the role of Chief Social Work Officer

Date: 05/2017 Category: Good Practice

Care Inspectorate and Social Work Scotland handbook on the role of the Chief Social Work Officer. These materials are aligned to the 5 aspects of the Standard for Chief Social Work Officers and consist of experience and practice examples shared by 30 Chief Social Work Officers interviewed in post between July to September 2016, as well as comments and insights about undertaking the role.
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Childcare Agency Guidance for Providers

Date: 04/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

This Care Inspectorate guidance is for providers of childcare agencies and providers of day care of children services who employ agency staff. It is intended to set out the position of the Care Inspectorate for childcare agencies, clarifies the definition of childcare agencies and supports providers in meeting their legal responsibilities of childcare agencies and day care of children services, when employing childcare agency staff. Updated April 2017
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Creating a tobacco-free culture - Guidance for providers of residential care for children and young people

Date: 04/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance, produced in partnership with ASH Scotland, to support providers of residential care for children and young people in creating a tobacco-free culture. The guidance has been informed by the current tobacco control evidence base and the views of reisdential providers/care staff and young people themselves.
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Tissue Viability Evidence Gathering Tool

Date: 04/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate care trigger/evidence gathering tool designed to assist Inspectors in identifying appropriate tissue viability practice whilst carrying out inspection or complaint visits. The tool in its entirety does not have to be completed to establish good practice. The tool can also be used by service providers to benchmark their practice against national best and expected practice.
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Inspection Handbook - Joint inspection of services for children and young people

Date: 04/2017 Category: Good Practice, Care Inspectorate Publications

This handbook, updated in April 2017, gives details of the process for joint inspection of services for children in community planning partnership (CPP) areas. It is aimed at community planning partners and their staff as participants to the inspection process and members of inspection teams undertaking the inspections. It is complementary to How well are we improving the lives of children and young people? - the framework of quality indicators for self-evaluation of services for children and young people used for joint inspections. It will therefore be of most interest and value to those areas that have not yet been inspected. The handbook is intended to be a helpful summary of the core and common elements of the process and includes the Care Inspectorate guidance and template for file reading.
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Standard for Foster Care

Date: 04/2017 Category: Good Practice

A Standard for Foster Care published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), setting out learning for foster carers for their role. The Standard includes guidance on use of the Standard and delivery of learning, as well as descriptors for each standard at the stages of pre-approval, post-approval and continuous professional development.
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Fife Wide - Foot Protection and Offloading Guidance Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Date: 03/2017 Category: Good Practice

NHS Fife’s Foot Protection and Offloading Guidance, produced by the Podiatry team. This guideline aims to assist practitioners in the assessment, management and prevention of pressure ulcers. It encourages rational and cost-effective supply of offloading and pressure relieving products. All products reported on have been trialled and tested by NHS Fife Podiatry for offloading abilities in a number of patients, in a variety of positions and for a variety of anatomical locations, however it should be noted that this is not definitive research and each individual case must be assessed for its own merit and suitable judgments made.
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Practice Guide to Chronologies 2017

Date: 01/2017 Category: Good Practice, Care Inspectorate Publications

A revised version of the Practice Guide to Chronologies has been published by the Care Inspectorate. The guide defines chronologies, explaining their uses and limitations and aims to help professionals address the variation in the quality and application of chronologies that our inspection work continues to identify. This revised guide recognises the significant developments in approaches to multi-disciplinary working and service delivery that have taken place since 2010, for example, Getting it Right for Every Child.
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Getting ready to read

Date: 01/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for providers and inspectors on supporting early language development. This document highlights some of the key aspects of early learning and childcare services provision that make a difference to children having good early language skills and sets out what we will consider when we inspect. It is for our inspectors to use as part of their inspection toolkit, but we also encourage service providers to use it to help develop their service and meet the needs of children and parents using their service.
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Safer Recruitment through Better Recruitment

Date: 11/2016 Category: Good Practice

Guidance in relation to the recruitment of staff working in social care, early education and childcare and social work settings. This resource is good practice guidance intended to help employers, especially those in social care, early education and childcare and social work to meet existing legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to the safer recruitment and selection of people who work with individuals who receive support and care from social services in Scotland. This guidance replaces the Scottish Government’s national guidance Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment (2007).
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Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection - Five year strategic framework

Date: 10/2016 Category: Good Practice, Educational Resources

The Scottish Government has set out its commitment to controlling healthcare associated infections and containing antimicrobial resistance and published a five year strategic plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI). The five-year strategic framework seeks to ensure the safety of patients, the public and all healthcare staff and to make hospitals and communities a safer place.
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