Equality + Human Rights Screening

This report includes published screening from April - June 2017.  

 

Policy & Screening Document /Policy Description

Date Screening Outcome Reason for Outcome

Infection Control during construction, renovation and maintenance

 

This policy aims to:

1. Provide consistent Trust-wide guidance on the necessary infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures that should be adhered to when construction, maintenance or renovation works are carried out in order to minimise/reduce the risk of acquisition of a nosocomial infection.

2. Ensure that all the staff and personnel involved have a clear understanding of their roles in reducing contamination of the environment as a result of construction, renovation or maintenance works.

3. Provide a method to categorise construction work so that a structured and consistent risk assessment can be performed.

4. Provide detailed advice, depending on the risk assessment, on what actions should be applied to minimise risks.

5. Reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections and improve the safety for service users, visitors and health care workers.

6. Identify immunosuppressed patients who are at high risk of invasive aspergillosis.

3/7/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Provision of extended hours clinical pharmacy services to BCH Older People Wards

 

The service would initially be aiming for a rota frequency of 1 weekend in 6 with 1 weeknight evening in 2 weeks. The maximum rota commitment will be one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in 4 and one weeknight evening per week.

4/7/17 Ongoing screening

The Trust has decided to subject this proposal to ongoing screening to ensure that the impact is not more adverse than originally anticipated and that the mitigation is appropriate to minimise any negative impact.

       
Interfacing with the Pharmaceutical Industry

 

The policy provides a framework for interaction and engagement between Trust staff and the pharmaceutical industry to ensure maximum benefit is achieved for patients, the Trust and the wider HSC.

The primary purpose of the policy is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of patients and provide Trust staff with a framework for engagement with the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the policy will safeguard Trust medical, nursing and pharmacy staff in respect of obtaining pharmaceutical products from industry representatives. The policy will provide for awareness of pending or current contracts so decision making is informed and compliant with public sector procurement policy.

5/7/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Relocation of RV Health Records Library from L4 RVH to new purpose built location on RVH site (current use as secondary storage)

 

The records library based on Level 4 RVH has been operational since apx 1974. This area is on the risk register for reasons including the weight on the floor and storage issues.

 

The H&S executive have also visited the premises in the past due to the number of incidents occurred which fell under RIDDOR. The office space is not fit for purpose for the team or the processes, which will affect approximately 60 staff.

7/7/17 Screened out with mitigation. Screened out with mitigation.
       

Policy on Supporting Breast Feeding Employees

 

The purpose of this policy ensures women who work within the BHSCT are supported to continue to breastfeed on their return to work after maternity leave if they wish to do so. It also provides guidance for Trust management in supporting an employee who is breastfeeding on return to work.
Objectives:
• To provide a supportive workplace for breastfeeding employees.
• To give clarity to managers on issues around supporting employees who are breastfeeding.

17/7/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Medical Devices Policy

 

The Medical Devices Policy is intended to give clear directions to staff on the management of medical devices. This is to include procurement, training, decontamination, maintenance, reporting of incidents and safe disposal of equipment.

25/7/17  Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Management of Medical Devices – Procedures and Guidelines

 

The Procedures and Guidelines are intended to give clear directions to staff on the management of medical devices. This is to include procurement, training, decontamination, maintenance, reporting of incidents and safe disposal of equipment.

25/7/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Policy for Nurse to request radiological examination for testicular cancer patients from the Testicular Cancer Clinic at Belvoir Park Suite, Cancer Centre, BCH

 

To enable nurses to request Chest x-rays for follow-up purposes on behalf of the Consultants who are responsible for the patient group. Outlines roles and responsibility of nurses highlighted in the policy as a non-medical referrer. Ultimate aim is to improve and expedite the patient experience at review clinic in Belvoir Park Suite.

4/8/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

The management of patients at risk of self harm or actual self harm in acute settings (other than mental health)

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all staff are aware of the standards of good practice and the appropriate steps to take in the management of patients following an incident or threat of self harm.

4/8/17     Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       

Policy for implementing one to one staffing in nursing and residential care to promote management of behavioural disturbances in people with dementia/delirium

 

This policy sets out the assessment and risk management process for people with dementia/delirium within care home environments where one to one supervision has been requested. The policy will also detail good practice standards for promoting the least restrictive practice as part of the fundamental care needs of the person which is assessed to be proportionate and necessary.

 

The policy aims to set out a structured and standardised framework for the process of decision making, assessment, requesting and reviewing one to one supervision in care and nursing homes.

4/8/17 Screened out

Screened out as per Equality Commission’s guidance on screening with no adverse impact with regard to equality of opportunity and/or good relations for people within the equality and good relations categories.

       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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