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Foot Protection and Offloading Guidance - Pressure Ulcer Prevention 2015

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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End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management

Date: 12/2016 Category: Good Practice

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline which covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to them throughout their lives.
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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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Infection prevention and control in childcare settings (Daycare and Childminding Settings)

Date: 10/2016 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland guidance on infection prevention and control for staff working within nurseries, day-care centres, playgroups, crèches, children’s centres, childminders, after-school clubs and holiday clubs. This guidance should also be used by these staff involved in all outdoor activities for children.
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General information to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings

Date: 09/2016 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) guidance, providing general information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings. Although the document has been written for care settings, it could be used in other non-hospital settings where care accommodation services are provided. The guidance has been reviewed and updated for 2016.
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Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Standards

Date: 09/2016 Category: Good Practice

Healthcare Improvement Scotland standards for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers as part of a review of tissue viability services. The Standards will apply to any person at risk of, or identified with, pressure ulcers regardless of age (including babies and children) and apply to services and organisations responsible for pressure ulcer care across health and social care. They take into account the national health and wellbeing outcomes and revised Health and Social Care Standards.
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General information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care homes

Date: 09/2016 Category: Good Practice

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) guidance, providing general information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care homes. Although the document has been written for care home settings, it could be used in other non-hospital settings where care accommodation services are provided.
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SIGN 145 Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

Date: 07/2016 Category: Good Practice

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) guidelines on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The guideline provides recommendations based on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for children, young people, adults and older adults with ASD.
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Adults with Incapacity - Sexual Relationships and the Criminal Law

Date: 07/2016 Category: Good Practice

Mental Welfare Commission advice note which looks at cases where the adult’s capacity to consent to a sexual relationship is doubtful. For professionals with concerns about the position of staff supporting people with mild learning disabilities where there is uncertainty about their capacity to consent to sexual relationships but there is no concern about the relationship being exploitative, and the position of the person engaging in sexual relations with the adult in the same circumstances.
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Indicators of Good Practice in Drug and Alcohol Services

Date: 07/2016 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland tool for inspectors in regulating substance use services. The document has been developed based on national policy, legislation and good practice in the health, social care and substance use fields. This is not designed to act as a checklist but as a guide for inspectors in assessing good and poor practice in services.
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