Policies and procedures

Below is a list of all of our policies and procedures. If you would like a copy of a policy please contact:

Nicola Hufton, Policy Manager
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Eastern & Coastal Area Offices
Littlebourne Road, Canterbury
CT1 1AZ
Email: policies@kmpt.nhs.uk

Clinical Policies

  • Admission & Discharge Policy Older Peoples Service (Incorporating the choice protocol)
  • Ambulance Protocol
  • AWOL - Missing Person Policy
  • Care Quality Commission Notification Procedure
  • Chaperone Policy
  • Children Visiting Policy
  • Clinical Audit & Service Evaluation Policy
  • Clinical Coding Policy
  • Clinical Risk Assessment & Management Policy
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Consent to Examination or Treatment
  • Control of Ligatures & Ligature Points
  • COSHH Procedure
  • CPA Policy
  • Discharge Against Medical Advice, Mental Health - West Kent
  • DNA Policy
  • ECT Policy
  • ECT Treatment Pack/ Care Plans
  • First Aid at Work Procedure
  • Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) Including Payment by Result Cluster Tool Policy
  • Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) Including Payment by Result Cluster Tool Practice Guidelines
  • Informal Leave Policy
  • Interpretation and Translation Policy
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • Locked Door Policy In-patient Wards
  • Management of Behaviour that Challenges Associated with Dementia
  • Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements Policy and Procedure (MAPPA)
  • Mental Capacity Act Policy and Guidelines
  • Medical Devices Policy
  • Medicines Management Policy
  • Misuse of Alcohol & Illicit Substances on Inpatient Wards
  • National Confidential Enquiries Inquires Implementation
  • NICE Implementation Policy
  • Non Contracted Activity Procedure
  • Non-Pharmacological Clinical Interventions Policy & Procedure
  • Nutritional Inpatient Policy
  • Observation (Therapeutic) Policy
  • Oxygen Policy & Procedure (Storage & Administration)
  • Patient Identification Policy
  • Physical Health & Examination Policy
  • Police Involvement for Mental Health In-patients
  • Preceptorship Policy
  • Privacy Dignity & Respect Policy
  • Rapid Tranquilisation Policy
  • Records Archiving Procedure
  • Records (Clinical) Policy
  • Records Health & Social Care (RiO) Document Scanning Policy
  • Records Scanning Guidance
  • Records Secondary Health & Social Care Integrated Guidance
  • Retention & Destruction of Health & Social Care Records Policy
  • Resuscitation Policy
  • Standards of Reviews of Detention - Hospital Managers & Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children & Young People Policy
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Search Policy
  • Seclusion of Patients
  • Section 5(4) and Section 5(2) of the Mental Health Act Policy
  • Mental Health Act, Section 17 Leave Policy (Unrestricted Patients)
  • Section 117 of the Mental Health Act Operational Procedures
  • Section 136 Policy
  • Sex Offenders Act 2003 - Compliance with
  • Sexual Safety Guidelines
  • Slips Trips Falls (Including falls from height) Policy
  • Supervision Policy
  • Supervised Community Treatment Policy
  • The management of young people requiring admission to adult acute psychiatric wards
  • Tobacco & Smoke Free Policy for Service Users
  • Transfer & Discharge of Care of Service Users within the Care Planning Process (Overarching Policy)
  • Transfer of Patients between Inpatient Units - Protocol
  • Using Bed Rails Safely & Effectively Policy
  • Use of Trust Transport When Transporting Patients Policy - West Kent
  • Venepuncture Policy
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Policy

Corporate Policies

  • Asbestos Policy & Plan
  • Being Open Policy (Communicating Patient Safety Incidents with Patients & Carers)
  • Bomb Threats Suspicious Objects Packages Procedure
  • Claims Policy
  • Cleaning Policy (Operational)
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Policy
  • Concerns Complaints Handling Policy
  • Control of Legionella Bacteria Policy
  • Corporate Records Retention Destruction Policy
  • COSHH Procedure
  • Customer Information Policy
  • Development Ratification & Review of Formal Trust Documents Policy & Procedure
  • Display Screen Equipment Policy
  • Electrical Safety Policy - East Kent
  • Electricity at Work (Safe Management of) Policy - West Kent
  • Environmental Polices and Infection Prevention & Control
  • Fire Safety Policy
  • First Aid at Work Procedure
  • Food Hygiene Policy
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Food Preparation & Production Procedure
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment Policy & Guidance
  • Investigation of SI's Incidents Complaints & Claims Policy
  • Learning from Experience Policy
  • Lone Working Policy
  • Management of Incidents Accidents, Near Misses & Serious Incidents Policy
  • Management of Aspergillus
  • Management and Control of Contractors
  • Mobile Communication Device Policy
  • Moving & Handling (Safer) Policy
  • National Back Exchange Techniques
  • Occupational Road Safety Policy
  • Physical Security of Premises Vehicles & other Assets Policy
  • Prevention & Management of Violence & Aggression Policy & Guidance
  • Research and Development Operational Policy
  • Reservation of Powers to the Board
  • Responding to External Recommendations Specific to the Organisation Policy
  • Safe Operation of Building Plant & Equipment
  • Slips Trips & Falls Including Falls from Height Policy
  • Waste Management Policy
  • Waste Management Procedures & Guidelines

Finance Policies

  • Budget Management
  • Budget Virements & Changes to Funded Establishments
  • Capital Investment Policy & Procedures
  • Cash Receipts and Banking - East Kent
  • Cash Register and Tills - East Kent
  • Counter Fraud Policy
  • Ex Gratia Payments - East Kent
  • Investment Policy
  • Losses and Compensations - East Kent
  • Lost Property - East Kent
  • Patient Monies
  • Patients' Travelling Expenses - East Kent
  • Petty Cash Accounts
  • Private Patient Treatment in NHS Premises - East Kent
  • Procurement Policy
  • Purchasing Card Policy
  • Reservation of Powers to the Board
  • Salary and Expenses Overpayment Policy
  • Security of Cash, Property, Keys and Controlled Stationery
  • Standing Financial Instructions
  • Standing Orders
  • Treasury Management Policy

HR Policies

  • Absence Management Policy
  • Alcohol & Substance Misuse Policy
  • Annual Leave & General Public Holiday Policy
  • Appointing Locum Medical Staff
  • Appraisal Policy
  • Appraisal Policy for all Medical Doctors in KMPT
  • Capability Policy
  • Code of Conduct
  • Consultants Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) Procedure
  • CRB Policy
  • Death in Service Policy
  • Defining Employment Status Policy
  • Dignity at Work (Harassment & Bullying) Policy
  • Disciplinary Policy
  • Employment Break Scheme Policy
  • Employment Reference Request Policy
  • Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Fee Paying Services Policy
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Grievance Policy
  • Handover Policy
  • Immunisation Vaccination Policy
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Induction Policy
  • Inoculation Policy (Management of Sharps)
  • Job Evaluation Policy
  • Maternity Paternity & Adoption Policy
  • Mentorship Policy
  • Organisational Change Policy
  • Paid & Unpaid Leave
  • Private Additional Care Policy
  • Procedure for Handling Concerns about Doctors
  • Professional Clinical Registration Policy
  • Personal Boundaries Policy
  • Recognition Agreement
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Retirement Policy
  • Remediation Policy
  • Removal Expenses Policy
  • Roster Management
  • Secondment Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Staff Support Policy
  • Stress Management Policy
  • Supervision Policy
  • Temporary non Nursing Bank & Agency Workers Policy
  • Tobacco & Smoke Free Policy for Staff
  • Training Policy
  • Travel Expenses Policy
  • Uniforms & Workwear Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Work Experience Policy

Infection Control Policies

  • Acinetobacter Policy
  • Antimicrobial Prescribing & Management Policy
  • Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (A.N.T.T) Policy
  • Clostridium Difficile Management Policy
  • Cruetzfeldt- Jacob Disease (CJD & Variant CJD) Prion Disease Policy
  • Enteral Feeding Guidelines
  • Gre Vre Policy
  • Guidelines on Pets on in-patient units
  • Hand Hygiene Policy
  • Infection Prevention & Control Policy
  • Inoculation Policy (Management of Sharps)
  • Isolation Nursing Policy
  • Mattress & Pillow Policy
  • Meningococcal / Meningitis Policy
  • MRSA Screening Policy
  • MRSA leaflet
  • Norovirus Management Policy
  • Noro virus leaflet
  • Scabies Headlice Policy
  • Standard Universal Precautions
  • Taking Specimens
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Catheter Policy
  • Varicella Zoster (Chicken Pox & Shingles) Policy
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Policy
  • Ward Closure Outbreak Policy
  • Infection Prevention and control guide for patients leaflet
  • Infection Prevention and Control Guide for visitors leaflet

Information Management and IT Policies

  • Access to Corporate Information Procedure
  • Access to Personal Information Procedure
  • Archive System Security Policy
  • Asset Management and Procurement Policy
  • Information Systems Audit Policy
  • Business Intelligence System Specific Security Policy
  • Change Request Process
  • Confidentiality Code of Practice
  • Corporate Records Procedure
  • Data Quality Policy
  • Datix Security Policy
  • ELMS2 System Security Policy
  • Email Acceptable Use Policy
  • ePEX System Specific Security Policy
  • FOI Publication Scheme & Complaints
  • High Level Confidentiality Policy
  • Change Procedure (IM&T)
  • Information Governance Policy
  • Information Governance Incident Management
  • Information Rights Policy
  • Information Risk Management & Forensic Readiness Policy
  • Information Security Policy
  • Kent and Medway Information Sharing: Protocol of Adult Services: Tier 2
  • Kent and Medway Information Sharing: Protocol for Mental Health Services: Tier 3
  • Kent and Medway Information Sharing: Overarching Protocol: Tier 1
  • Integrated Identity Management Procedure
  • Internet Acceptable Use Policy
  • Maintenance of Smartcards Procedure
  • Network Security Policy
  • Notification of New Services Process
  • Patients Right to Correspondence
  • Position Based Access Control (PBAC) Change Process
  • Remote Working Policy
  • RiO System Specific Security Policy
  • Safe Haven Policy
  • Video & Audio Recording Policy
  • Virus Protection Policy

Operational Policies

  • Access Operational Policy
  • Assertive Outreach Operational Policy
  • Community Recovery Operational Policy
  • Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Service (CRHT) Operational Policy
  • Eating Disorders Operational Policy
  • Eastern & Coastal Liaison Psychiatry Operational Policy
  • Mental Health of Learning Disabilities (MHLD) Operational Policy

Strategies and Plans

  • Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Education & Training Strategy
  • Clinical Audit & Effectiveness Service User & Carer Involvement Strategy
  • Clinical Audit & Service Evaluation Strategy
  • Clinical Strategy
  • Corporate Communications Strategy
  • Community Engagement Strategy
  • Dual Diagnosis Strategy
  • Financial Strategy
  • Flu Guidance and Contingency Plan
  • Health & Safety Strategy
  • Health & Wellbeing Strategy
  • Information Management and Technology Strategy
  • Major Incident Response Plan
  • Organisational Development Strategy
  • Quality Strategy
  • Records Management Strategy
  • Research and Development Strategy
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Staff Involvement Strategy
  • Strategic Cleaning Plan
  • Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • Workforce Strategy

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