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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.

Adult Social Care Annual Report for 2019

24 April 2020

Our Adult Social Care Annual Report for 2019 is now available, along with the following summary version. Writing an annual report on adult social care in Devon gives us the opportunity to reflect on our achievements and to look at how well we are meeting the needs of our population. We have aimed to do […]

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Improved Care and Health Worker Parking Permit scheme launched

21 January 2020

Permit will help care and health workers ‘to do their jobs’ A new Care and Health Worker Parking Permit has been launched, and it allows professionals visiting people at home to park on single and double yellow lines in certain circumstances. Currently care and health workers who hold the existing permit can park in on-street, […]

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IMPORTANT REMINDER for all staff in the use of hoists

21 October 2019

Background: There has been another recent incident where there was significant risk of injury to the individual being hoisted when a gantry hoist collapsed. There have also been several earlier incidents where gantry hoists have collapsed. No fault was found with the equipment in any of the cases. The faults were deemed to be due […]

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Oral Health for Adults

21 October 2019

Good oral health helps us all to smile, eat, speak and socialise.  To help everyone to benefit from good oral health and avoid distressing mouth pain, NICE Guidance about oral health for care home residents is being embedded into care home contracts across Devon.  This slide pack, which was presented at the PEN Reference Group […]

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Expanding and improving regular breaks for carers – New Guidance

21 October 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Carers UK have launched new guidance on providing and commissioning carers’ breaks, plus advice and information for carers on how to get a break. Research by Carers UK shows 46 per cent of unpaid carers were unable to get a break in the last five years, even though […]

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