Implementing Duty of Care Policies
The duty of care policies must be implemented to guarantee people’s safety and well-being in health and social care settings. These policies outline the responsibilities of every staff member and provide a framework for how care should be given.
The implementation of these policies must include practical training. All employees, including those in healthcare and care facilities, should regularly receive training on their duty of care.
This should cover every aspect of care, including mental and physical well-being, health, and safety.
All employees should also be aware of the consequences of the duty of care. This includes any potential repercussions for failing to uphold their duty of care, such as a lawsuit for medical negligence or a Care Quality Commission complaint.
Finally, monitoring and oversight are also involved in implementing duty of care policies. Managers should regularly assess the care given and take action if they find any problems.
This might entail additional training, modifications to policies or practises, or, in extreme circumstances, disciplinary action.