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Improvement support booklet

Date: 11/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate's Improvement Support team has worked with Sonia Sparkles, an illustrator who specialises in producing improvement and care illustrations to create an improvement booklet. This booklet sets out our improvement strategy, the role of the improvement support team and also key improvement messages for providers, services, staff, people using the service and their families or carers. This can help you with any improvements you want to make and guide you to test out your changes using the Model for Improvement and it is in a simple, informative and creative format and we would like you to download the resource from the HUB and use this to promote improvements in care in your own area. There is also further improvement resources on the improvement section on our HUB and we would recommend visiting the Starting Your Improvement Journey section.
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Norovirus Guidance for Care Homes

Date: 10/2018 Category: Good Practice

Heath Protection Scotland has updated their guidance documents on Norovirus for care homes. This guidance for Care Homes has been developed to provide key information to assist with prevention and control of cases of Norovirus in care homes. The checklists included in the packs should be used in addition to the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM).
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Influenza Guidance for Care Homes

Date: 10/2018 Category: Good Practice

Heath Protection Scotland has updated their guidance document on Influenza for care homes. This guidance for Care Homes has been developed to provide key information to assist with prevention and control of cases of Influenza in care homes. The checklists included in the packs should be used in addition to the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM).
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Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people

Date: 09/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate good practice guidance with information on older people's dietary needs and related food and fluid requirements. This guidance resource has been primarily written for use in caring for an older person but the principles could be applied to a wider adult age group.
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Animal Magic

Date: 07/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate good practice resource with examples of how animals are playing a role in providing high-quality care support. Animal Magic gives examples of animals enhancing the quality of life of children and adults.
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Age Assessment Practice Guidance for Scotland: Good practice guidance to support social workers, their managers and others involved in age assessments

Date: 03/2018 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Government good practice guidance about the assessment process from the initial presentation, consideration of vulnerabilities of the young persons which may affect the process, planning the assessment, information gathering/analysis, and follow-up actions.
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Building Better Care Homes for Adults

Date: 03/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. An update of the 2014 guidance which takes into account Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards, in particular Standard 5 “I experience a high-quality environment if the organisation provides the premises”.
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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Code of Practice - Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys

Date: 03/2018 Category: Good Practice

The Scottish Government guidance regarding continuing (financial) and welfare powers of attorney, as required under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Code covers information on creating a power of attorney, when an adult who has capacity to make his or her own decisions can appoint a person or persons to act on their behalf and make decisions on financial and/or welfare matters should capacity be lost in the future. The Code also sets out guidance for persons appointed as attorneys who are acting on behalf of an adult who has lost capacity to make their own decisions. Second Edition (Updated February 2018).
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Adults with incapacity - template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review adult with incapacity policies/procedures. This template is NOT a draft procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing their adults with incapacity policies and procedures.
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Health related policy and procedure-Template policy for all services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate publication with an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. This guidance can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures.
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Palliative and end of life care - Template policy for all services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review palliative and end of life care. This template is NOT a palliative care / end of life care procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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Promotion of continence and management of bowel dysfunction - Template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance to help their staff to review continence care. This template is NOT a continence care procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to support care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only, on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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Tissue Viability - Template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review tissue viability care and practices. This template is NOT a tissue viability procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to support care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only, on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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