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Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Policies

All Trust policies are listed in the table below.  For any policies containing forms, Word copies can be found in the table at the bottom of the page.  If you have any questions regarding our policies, or would like to access one for which there is no electronic version below, please contact Tracy Green at tracy.green@shsc.nhs.uk or extension 18770.

Name of Policy

Date Last Updated

PDFs

Admission of 16 – 17 year old young people to an adult mental health ward

December 2009

 

Adoption Leave Policy

November 2009

 

Advance Statements / Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (Guidance on Responsibilities of Sheffield Care Trust Staff)

 

February 2008

 

Adverse Weather or Other Emergency Conditions

 

June 2003

 

Alcohol & Substance Misuse in the Workplace Policy

November 2009

 

Allocation of Responsible Clinician: Mental Heath Act 1983

7th May 2009

 

Antibiotic Policy for Inpatient wards and departments

16th February 2009

 

Associate Specialist Discretionary Points Policy and Procedure

March 2007

 

Attendance and Capability Policy

July 2003

 

Attendance and Capability Procedure

June 2004

 

Attendance at Work: Guidance and Management Responsibilities

 

 

Attendance at Work: Guidance and Employee Responsibilities

 

 

Back Care and Manual Handling Policy

18th December 2008

 

Bed Management (Adult/ Inpatient areas) - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Being Open Policy

11th December 2008

 

Bullying and Harassment Policy

11th December 2008

 

Capability Policy

August 2009

 

Care Programme Approach (CPA) - Standard Care Pathway

October 2006

 

Carer Leave Application

July 2003

 

Career Break Scheme Policy

September 2005

 

Cashier Policy and Procedure

February 2007

 

CCTV Policy Statement

March 2006

 

Charitable funds handbook

January 2007

 

Childcare Strategy

August 2004

 

Claims Policy

11 December 2008

 

Clinical Disputes Policy - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet 

 

 

Clinical Effectiveness Policy

5th February 2009

 

Clinical Excellence Awards Policy and Procedure

April 2007

 

Complaints Procedure

September 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidentiality Code of Conduct

30th April 2009

 

 

 

Confidentiality Statement

September 2003

 

Copy Letter to Patients

July 2005

 

 

Coroner's Role

30th August 2002

 

COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

May 2004

 

 

CRB Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

Delegation of Budgetary Authority

March 2007

 

Designation of Deputy Policy under Section 5(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983

7th May 2009

 

 

 

Difficult to Engage Service Users

13th May 2009

 

 

 

Discharge Policy (Inpatient)

 

 

 

Disciplinary Policy

October 2009

 

 

Discretionary Points Nurses and PAMS Policy and Procedure - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Display Screen Equipment Policy

October 2006

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse Policy

15th January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Dress Code Policy

March 2009

 

 

 

Drowning and Scalding Policy

September 2005

 

 

 

Dual Diagnosis Policy

 

 

 

 

Dying and Death Policy - Resource Centre

 

 

 

 

Dysphagia Policy

October 2006

 

 

 

Education Training & Development Policy

30th July 2009

 

 

 

Electrical Policy

July 1999

 

E-mail Policy

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Checks Policy

18th December 2008

 

 

 

Environmental Energy Management and Efficiency Policy

April 2003

 

Equal Opportunities Dignity at Work Policy

June 2009

 

 

Escort Policy

17th March 2009

 

 

 

Ethical Standards Policy

November 2002

 

 

Extension of Victims Rights Policy

November 2009

 

 

 

External Agency Visits Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

Falls Policy

February 2009

 

 

 

Fire Safety Policy

 

 

Flexible Working Policy and Procedure

November 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fraud Policy

February 2007

 

Grievance Policy

October 2009

 

 

 

Guidance for the Implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

29th January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Guidance for Managing the Interface between PAL/Complaints

January 2009

 

Handing over Control of a Ward, Department or Hostel

June 2004

 

Health and Safety Inspection Checklist

December 2008

 

Health and Safety Policy Statement

25th June 2009

 

HIV/AIDS in Employment

June 2003

 

Incident Reporting and Investigation Policy

February 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Incident Reporting: Cause Groups Booklet

November 2007

 

Induction Policy

January 2009

 

 

 

 

Infection Control Policy

March 2009

 

 

 

Information Governance Policy

26th March 2008

 

 

 

Information Quality Assurance Policy

26th March 2008

 

 

 

Information Security Policy

26th March 2008

 

 

 

Information Systems Security and Confidentiality - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

26th March 2008

 

 

 

Interpreting and Translation Policy

9th April 2009

 

Interpreting and Translation Guidance and Procedures

 

 

 

 

Issue of Stamps

November 2008

 

 

 

Job Evaluation Procedure - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Job Description Dispute Resolution

October 2005

 

Job Share Scheme

September 2005

 

Joint Working (Mental Health and Learning Disability)

December 2006

 

 

KSF Gateway Policy

30th July 2009

 

 

 

 

Latex Sensitisation Policy

June 2001

 

 

 

 

Learning Disabilities (LDS) Medication Guidelines - There is not an electronic copy of these guidelines available yet

 

 

Leave for Patients (not under the Mental Health Act) - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Leaver Guidance

October 2009

 

Legal Advice Policy

November 2008

 

 

 

 

Legionella Policy

15th December 2004

 

Ligature Assessment

December 2008

 

Local Guidance for the Management of Medicines

16th October 2008

 

Location Flexibility Allowance Policy

December 2006

 

Locked Door Policy

January 2007

 

Lone Worker Policy

27th January 2009

 

 

 

 

Major Outbreak Plan

July 1999

 

Management of Occupational Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Incidents and Administration of Post Exposure Prophylaxis

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity Policy and Procedure

July 2009

 

 

 

 

Media Policy

January 2006

 

Medical Devices Policy

November 2006

 

Medicines Management Policy

11th February 2010

 

 

 

Mental Capacity Act - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy

10th June 2009

 

 

 

Mental Health Act Section 17 - Authorisation of Leave Policy

30th October 2008

 

 

 

Mental Health Act Section 132 - Duty to Give Information

11th December 2008

 

 

 

Mental Health Act - Consent to Examination and Treatment Policy

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Act - Electro Convulsive Therapy: Operational Policy and Procedures

November 2008

 

ECT Appendices

 

 

- ECT Booklet

 

 

- ECT Discharge Criteria Checklist

 

 

- ECT Equipment Checklist

 

 

- ECT Guidance Forms

 

 

- Information Leaflet for Patients Receiving Out-Patient ECT

January 2006

 

- Mini Mental State Examination

 

 

- Nursing Checklist for ECT Patients

 

 

- Patient Agreement to Electro Convulsive Therapy

 

 

- Post ECT Checklist

 

 

- Record Book

 

 

Mental Health Act Section 23 - Hospital Managers Review of Detention Policy

30th October 2008

 

 

 

Mental Health Act Section 135 & 136 - Place of Safety Policy

November 2008

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Act - Role of Second Professional in the Renewal of Detention Guidance

30th October 2008

 

 

 

Mental Health Act - Supervised Community Treatment/Community Treatment Orders Guidance

October 2008

 

 

Mental Health Act - Supervised Community Treatment/Community Treatment Orders Policy

30th October 2008

 

 

Missing Persons Policy

18th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Communication Devices Policy (including photographic devices)

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

NHSLA Risk Management Standards For Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts

April 2008

 

No Smoking Policy

June 2008

 

 

 

 

Observation of In Patients

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Health Service - Guidance on Referrals

15th April 2008

 

Organising Patient/Client Holidays Guidelines

February 2007

 

Parental Leave Policy

September 2005

 

Partner and Antenatal Leave Policy

September 2005

 

Patient Information Policy

8th January 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay for New Starters

May 2005

 

PC Replacement Policy

April 2010

 

 

 

Performance and Development Review

July 2009

 

 

 

Personal Files Management

June 2003

 

Personal Search Policy

November 2006

 

Physical Health Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy on Policies

5th February 2009

 

- Policy on Policies - Record of Consultation - This is an appendix to the Policy on Policies

February 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Template

December 2008

 

 

 

Prevention and Management of Violent Behaviour Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

Professional Registration Policy

December 2008

 

 

 

 

Protection of Pay and Conditions of Service

August 2003

 

Rapid Tranquilisation Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

Recognition Agreement with Trade Unions

1st June 2009

 

Records Management Policy

8th January 2009

 

- Records Management Code of Practice Part 1 (DoH) - This is an appendix to the Records Management Policy

30th March 2006

 

- Records Management Code of Practice Part 2 (DoH) - This is an appendix to the Records Management Policy

January 2009

 

Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Febraury 2005

 

Recruitment and Selection Policy

October 2009

 

 

Redeployment Policy

August 2003

 

Relationships between Service Users and Staff Policy

November 2009

 

 

 

Relocation and its Alternatives Policy

November 2009

 

 

 

 

Remote Working and Mobile Devices Policy

 

 

 

 

Resolving Differences of Opinions Between Practitioners Guidance

3rd October 2006

 

Restraints Prevention and Management

1st January 2009

 

 

 

 

Resuscitation Policy

11th December 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Restraints and Support Appendix Policy - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Restraints Joint Learning Disabilities Services - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Retirement Gift Buffet Procedure

July 2009

 

Retirement Memo to Pensions - This Memo must be completed and sent to the Pensions Agency at Victoria Pay Services 4 months before the employee's retirement date

 

 

Retirement Policy

August 2005

 

Retirement Policy - Management Guidelines 

June 2005

 

Risk Management Policy

February 2009

 

 

 

 

Risk Management Training Matrix and Process

February 2009

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding Adults Policy

May 2008

 

- Link to the South Yorkshire's Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures:

 

 

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/safe--sound/protection-from-abuse/adults/adultabusepolicy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safeguarding Children Policy

November 2009

 

- Link to the South Yorkshire Child Protection Procedures:

 

 

http://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/welcome/safeguarding-children-board/procedures-and-protocols/safeguarding-children-procedures

 

 

- Link to the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Protocols:

 

 

http://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/welcome/safeguarding-children-board/procedures-and-protocols

 

 

Safety Alert Broadcasting System Policy

January 2006

 

Safety and Risk Strategy

March 2009

 

Salary Advances to Employees - Hardship Policy Statement

October 2004

 

Secluded Patient Management Policy

November 2006

 

 

Security Policy

15th January 2009

 

 

 

 

Self Administration of Medicines Local Policy

December 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickness Absence Policy (Operational from 1st October)

August 2009

 

 

Sickness and Absence Process (Managers Guidance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleep-In Policy

November 2004

 

Staff Grade Optional Points Policy and Procedure

March 2007

 

 

Standing Orders, Reservation and Delegation of Powers and Standing Financial Instructions

March 2009

 

Statutory and Mandatory Training (Risk Management)

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Management Policy

8th January 2009

 

 

 

 

Study Leave Policy

30th July 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substance Misuse and Harmful Substances on In Patient Wards Policy

December 2009

 

 

 

Supervision Policy for Health and Social Care Staff

5th February 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Policy

October 2009

 

 

 

Telephone Cost Reimbursement Guidelines

November 2004

 

Temporary Positions Within SHSC Policy

August 2005

 

Transfer Policy

29th January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Service

November 2006

 

Transition Protocol (Adult to Older Adults)

7th November 2006

 

Transport Policy

March 2009

 

 

 

 

Travel Claims Procedure

October 2005

 

Treatment of Minor Ailments Policy

November 2009

 

 

 

 

Control of Tuberculosis in Sheffield Integrated Policy - There is not an electronic copy of this policy available yet

 

 

Vacancy Planning and Analysis Guidelines

November 2007

 

Verification of Expected Death

March 2005

 

 

Visits by Children Policy

November 2006

 

Waste Management Policy

27th November 2008

 

 

 

Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure

July 2009

 

 

 

Work Equipment Management Policy

November 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Time Regulations Policy

February 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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