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Name Size/Type Description Date
Governance of Trust Policies (review December 2018) PB001 514KB PDF The purpose of this Policy is to describe the Trust’s approach to governance of Policies and applies to all Policies. 17 Oct 2018
Grievance Policy (Review July 2019) HR002.pdf 427KB PDF To ensure staff grievances are dealt with quickly, reasonably and as fairly as possible. 27 Sep 2016
Guidance for the Provision of Second Opinions (Review Jan 20) CLPg004 719KB PDF This guideline outlines the action that should be taken by clinicians when a service user or carer requests a second opinion, explaining issues that should be considered when a request is made, and describing the process for facilitating such a request. 12 Dec 2018
Guidance In The Use Of Electric Patient Hoists (review Sept 20) HSCg001 511KB PDF Staff guidance on how to manage the use of mobile electric patient lifting hoists. 02 Oct 2017
Guidance on request for transfer of Consultant (Review Jan 20) CLPg066 802KB PDF This guideline has been developed to enable staff to respond to requests from service users or carers to change the clinician they are currently allocated and this guideline sets out the arrangements for service users or carers to request a change of their clinician in certain circumstances. 12 Dec 2018
Guidance on the use of Naloxone in the management of opioid-induced respiratory depression (Review July 2020) MMG021 839KB PDF Naloxone is a potent opioid antagonist. It reversibly blocks access to opioid receptors and displaces opioid agonists due to its higher affinity. This guidance aims to support clinicians working within the hospices to safely prescribe and administer naloxone. 13 Aug 2018
Guidance on the use of smoking cessation products (review Sept 19) MMG036 951KB PDF To provide assurance to Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and its patients that smoking cessation and associated Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be provided according to patient need and choice. 26 Jun 2018
Guidelines for Cleaning Toys (Review Oct 2018) ICPg004.pdf 508KB PDF To ensure that all staff working in areas where toys are kept for public use or who use toys in their day to day work are aware of the correct procedures for their selection, handling and cleaning to minimise infection risk. 28 Jun 2018
Guidelines for Medical Representatives (Review Sept 2020) MMG014 748KB PDF To provide guidance to Trust staff on the expected level of conduct of medical representatives when they visit Trust premises and the actions required when accepting hospitality. 07 Nov 2018
Guidelines for Monitoring of Antimanic and Prophylactic Medication in Bipolar Disorder (review Sep 20) MMG023 1049KB PDF To provide guidance for prescribers on the monitoring required for patients on this group of medicines. 01 Nov 2018
Guidelines for Out of Hours Treatment of Opioid Dependent Patients (Review Sep 20) MMG028 1003KB PDF To provide advice for Doctors for the initial treatment of opioid dependent patients on admission. 01 Nov 2018
Guidelines for Prescribing Oral Methotrexate (Review Sep 20) MMG031 982KB PDF To provide guidance on the management of patients prescribed oral methotrexate, to reduce the risk of harm from incorrect prescribing administration or monitoring of methotrexate. 01 Nov 2018
Guidelines for prescribing oral systemic anti-cancer therapies (review Jan 19) MMG019 578KB PDF The purpose of this guidance is to provide a framework of the process to follow if a patient who is receiving a systemic oral anti-cancer drug is admitted to an inpatient area. 23 Oct 2017
Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes during the end of Life (Review September 20) MMG010 848KB PDF This guidance has been developed to aid healthcare professionals working in the specialist field of palliative care to ensure adults aged 18 or over with diabetes who are nearing the end of life have good glycaemic control in the inpatient setting. 15 Nov 2018
Guidelines for the Preceptorship of new clinical registrants CLPg072 590KB PDF New guidance and structure to the preceptorship process within NHFT. 30 May 2017
Guidelines for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in all care settings (review Jul 20) CLPg003 1181KB PDF These guidelines aim to eliminate all avoidable pressure ulcers within all Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust care settings. 03 Oct 2017
Guidelines for the use of Antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of Schizophrenia (review May 2019) MMG009 993KB PDF To provide guidance on the prescribing of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia. 13 Nov 2017
Guidelines for the use of High Dose Venlafaxine (review Sept 19) MMG004 581KB PDF To provide guidance on the use of high dose venlafaxine and the combination of venlafaxine and mirtazapine in the treatment of depression. 23 Oct 2017
Guidelines for the use of hypnotics for the treatment of insomnia (review May 2019) MMG003 655KB PDF To provide guidance on the appropriate and safe use of hypnotics in controlling insomnia 13 Nov 2017
Guidelines for the Use of McKinley T34 (review May 19) MMG005 1616KB PDF This document was produced to ensure:- a county wide approach to the use of syringe drivers to ensure consistency in approach, patients receive their medication in the most appropriate place and time and with adequate support, and a knowledge base for clinicians to ensure that clinical practice is based on evidence and best practice. 17 Oct 2018