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Policy and guidance

You can find policies and procedures, and further links to the guidance and legal requirements which govern how we work on our care and health policies page.

Policy for the Management and Administration of Medication in Care Homes 2020

27 September 2022

The purpose of this policy and procedural guidance is to support Devon County Council staff in fulfilling agreed responsibilities in respect of the administration of medication. The guidelines aim to ensure safety in the administration of medication and are governed by legislation. They will also ensure that people are treated in a respectful and dignified Continue reading…

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Health and social care integration White Paper

23 February 2022

This white paper sets out measures to make integrated health and social care a universal reality for everyone across England regardless of their condition and of where they live.

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Personal care at home – managing people’s expectations

1 December 2021

The following guidance is being shared by Devon County Council with any person who has been assessed as requiring personal care at home. The information is provided at the appropriate point in the assessment and support planning journey, and is intended to manage the expectations of people with regards to the initial arrangement of and Continue reading…

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COVID-19 national Winter Plan updated with comprehensive provider guidance links

8 November 2021

The government has now updated its national COVID-19 Winter Plan for adult social care into a document which brings together information and guidance on all relevant topics including Infection Prevention and Control, PPE, COVID-19 and flu vaccination, hospital discharge and more, with discrete sections on action for providers. Pleaser read The adult social care: COVID-19 winter plan Continue reading…

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Cold Weather Plan for England

4 November 2021

The Cold Weather Plan for England has been published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). The plan outlines actions and advice for reducing preventable cold weather-related deaths and ill-health and includes advice and guidance on keeping well and staying warm during cold weather.

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How to get the most out of CQC inspection

18 October 2021

What a good inspection looks and feels like. The Adult Social Care, Trade Association members, CQC inspection colleagues and members of the Outstanding Society came together to agree: What does a good inspection look like for all parties? What are the common issues? If it goes wrong, why? Whether we could develop some agreed expectations Continue reading…

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Care home fire safety guidance

7 October 2021

The National Fire Chiefs Council has created guidance for providers on fire safety in care homes and nursing homes to support with current health and safety practices. The guidance emphasises the critical importance of staffing levels, emergency plans and fire safety management arrangements in care / nursing homes. They recommend providers find their local fire Continue reading…

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Cleaning Resources Pack

28 September 2021

Cleaning following body fluid spill Help us keep you safe – cleaning top tips 1 Help us keep you safe – cleaning top tips 2 Cleaning and disinfection wipes; guidance for community, primary care and social care settings Cleaning premises using fogging / misting, steam or UV treatment Routine environmental cleaning (not for body fluid Continue reading…

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Guidance for regulated care providers who provide care and support to people in their own homes

7 July 2021

The guidance provides a standard operating procedure describing key business processes in relation to the provision of regulated care.  It covers processes related to the initial sourcing of care, managing restarts, managing package variances, reviews, package issue resolution including the use of Behavioural Contracts, packages closures/handbacks and the complaints process.  For all processes it provides Continue reading…

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