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- Q. One of our service users was in hospital recently for a planned operation. After they returned to our care home the hospital called us to say that they have established that the service user has contracted MRSA whilst in hospital, and they advised that we should take preventative measures to avoid the spread of this infection. What action should we take in respect of preventative measures and who should we notify?
- Q. We have purchased a set of “off the shelf” policies and procedures for our care service. These are very comprehensive and are presented in ring binders. The company which supplies them updates them when there are changes to legislation or best practice. Can we be confident that by purchasing these we have met our obligations under the Fundamental Standards?
- Q. One of our staff team has recently been convicted of an offence. They have disclosed this to us along with a written explanation of the circumstances which lead to the offence. The conviction was for affray and the incident occurred 6 months ago. They are a good member of our team and there have been no issues in the workplace which cause us concern. What action should we take to evidence whether we are still able to employ them?