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2023

September 2023

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

In September 2023, this chapter has been refreshed throughout and amended to reflect changes to the immigration status requirements for people from EEA countries.

NHS Continuing Healthcare Procedure

In September 2023, this chapter has been fully reviewed and refreshed.

End of Life Procedures and Practice Guidance

In September 2023, Section 10, Advance Care Planning has been refreshed to include information about the Universal Principles of Advance Care Planning.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Procedure

In September 2023, Section 4, Understanding the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards was updated to provide greater clarity on state imputability and Section 15, Challenging an Authorisation using Section 21A and Section 16, The Future of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were added. At the same time, the chapter Liberty Protection Safeguards Procedure was deleted.

Understanding the Mental Health Act 1983

In September 2023, this new chapter was added to the Specialist Procedures.

Section 117 Aftercare

Community Mental Health Framework

In September 2023, this new chapter was added to the Specialist Procedures. At the same time, the Care Programme Approach chapter was deleted. This is because the CPA has been superseded by the Community Mental Health Framework.

Ordinary Residence Procedure

In September 2023, Section 5, Meeting the Urgent Needs of a Person who is not Ordinarily Resident was reviewed and refreshed.

NHS-funded Nursing Care Procedure (FNC)

In September 2023 this chapter has been fully reviewed and refreshed. 

Recognising and Responding to Deprivations of Liberty

In September 2023, this chapter was fully reviewed and refreshed. This included moving information about Best Interests into Section 7, Applying to the Court, providing greater clarity about state imputability, adding information about the National Deprivation of Liberty Court and adding a new Section 9, Challenging a DoLS Authorisation using Section 21A.

Deputyship and Financial Affairs

In September 2023, this chapter was fully reviewed and refreshed.

Providing Information about a Person or Carer

In September 2023, information about the Caldicott Principles was added.

Joint Packages of Health and Social Care

In September 2023 this chapter has been fully reviewed and refreshed and a link to the new Section 117 Aftercare chapter has also been added.

Actions and Next Steps (COT)

In September 2023, information about the Caldicott Principles was added to the Section 5, Providing Information about a Person.

Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Spaces) Procedure

In September 2023, a new section was added ‘Final Demand Guide’. Updated in May 2023, the Final Demand Guide provides basic advice for health and social care workers, describing how they can practically help people with debt and mental health problems.

Actions and Next Steps

In September 2023, information about the Caldicott Principles was added to Section 4, Providing Information about a Person.

Actions and Next Steps (Reablement)

In September 2023, information about the Caldicott Principles was added to Section 1, Providing Information about a Person.

Actions and Next Steps (Carers)

In September 2023, information about the Caldicott Principles was added to the Section 4, Providing Information about a Carer.

Actions and Next Steps (ACCESS)

In September 2023, Section 3, Establishing Ordinary Residence for New Referrals was reviewed and updated and information about the Caldicott Principles was added to Section 8, Providing Information about a Person/Carer.

March 2023

Actions Following a Support Plan Review

Section 2, Deciding the Timeframe for the Next Review was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Support Plans should be reviewed.

Social Circumstances Report

Section 2, A Brief Introduction to Social Circumstances Reports was updated in March 2023 to clarify who can complete a Social Circumstances Report. Section 6, Writing the Report was also updated to include links to the HM Courts & Tribunals Service forms.

Legal Requirements of a Support Plan Review and Tools

Section 3, Legal Requirements of Review and Section 6, Responding to a Review Request were both revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Support Plans should be reviewed.

Legal Requirements of a Care and Support Plan Review and Tools

Section 3, Legal Requirements of Review and Section 6, Responding to a Review Request were both revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Care and Support Plans should be reviewed.

Recording and Keeping Records

In March 2023, a link to the new chapter 'Providing Information about a Person or Carer' was added into Section 9, Access to Records and Information Sharing.

Preparing to Carry out a Care and Support Plan Review

Section 5, Arranging the Review and Preparing the Person was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Care and Support Plans should be reviewed.

Actions Following a Care and Support Plan Review

Section 2, Deciding the Timeframe for the Next Review was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Care and Support Plans should be reviewed.

Providing Information about a Person or Carer

This chapter was added in March 2023.

CareCubed Procedure

In March 2023, this procedure was updated to reflect the fact that CareCubed no longer works on individual licenses.

Support Planning

Section 14, Deciding how the Plan will be Reviewed and Monitored was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Support Plans should be reviewed.

Preparing to Carry out a Support Plan Review

Section 5, Arranging the Review and Preparing the Carer was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Support Plans should be reviewed.

Care and Support Planning

Section 14, Deciding how the Plan will be Reviewed and Monitored was revised in March 2023 to better clarify the statutory requirements around the frequency in which Care and Support Plans should be reviewed.

Actions and Next Steps

In March 2023, information from this procedure relating to providing information about a person/carer was used to create a new standalone chapter in the Universal Procedures section.

Actions and Next Steps (Carers)

Actions and Next Steps (ACCESS)

Actions and Next Steps (COT)

Actions and Next Steps (Reablement)

2022

September 2022

The Reablement Plan

This procedure was updated in September 2022. The following section was localised: 11.1 Deciding the timeframe for formal review of the plan.

Preparing to Establish Needs (Reablement)

This procedure was updated in September 2022. The following sections were localised: 1.2, How to arrange the assessment, 2.2, Consent and capacity, 2.6, Refused access to a person requiring an assessment and 6.3, How to decide the method of assessment.

Deputyship and Financial Affairs

This procedure was updated in September 2022. Information about notifying interested parties was added to Section 6, Making a Deputyship Application. This information explains the Court’s requirement for 3 respondents.

The Skilled Conversation (Reablement)

This procedure was updated in September 2022. The following sections were localised: 4.5, Talking about Wellbeing, 4.6, Wellbeing and capacity, 5.8, Exploring and managing different views about need, and 9.1, Safeguarding.

NHS Continuing Healthcare Procedure

In September 2022, all references to 'Clinical Commissioning Groups/CCG's' were changed to 'Integrated Care Boards/ICB's'. This is in line with changes introduced in the Health and Care Act 2022 which came into force on 1st July 2022. A whole site search and replace of this terminology was also carried out.

Recording and Keeping Records

In September 2022, this NEW tri.x procedure was added to the Universal Procedures section. A reference and link were also added to all occurrences of the following text: "All recording should be in line with local recording requirements".

Prisons and Approved Premises

This procedure was updated in September 2022. Section 3, Ordinary Residence was refreshed to provide added clarity around ordinary residence during detention, and the responsibility for meeting needs.