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Name Size/Type Description Date
Governance of Trust Policies (Review Dec 21) PB001 760KB PDF The purpose of this policy is to describe the trust’s approach to governance of policies and applies to all policies. 21 Feb 2019
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 prescribing systemic anticancer therapies in hospices (Review Nov 20) MMG019 867KB 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. 28 Dec 2018
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 for the Transition of Young People from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health (Review Jun 20) CLPg067 931KB PDF The aim of this document is to provide clear guidance for clinicians and managers for the transition of young people from Children’s Services within Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and local partners. 03 Jun 2019
Guidance for the Treatment of Prisoners taking Stimulants, Cannabis and Novel Psychoactive Substances (Review Jan 22) MMG037 796KB PDF This document provides guidance to staff working within HMP Bedford when encountering prisoners presenting with symptoms indicating NPS use who have or have not been prescribed Opiate Substitution Therapy. 05 Mar 2019
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 initiation and use of abilify maintena (Review Nov 20) MMG022 1064KB PDF To provide guidance on the use of Aripiprazole long acting injection. 28 Dec 2018
Guidelines for Initiation and Use of Risperidone and Paliperidone (Review March 22) MMG008 1226KB PDF To provide guidance on the use of Risperidone LAI and Paliperidone LAI 09 May 2019
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 1005KB PDF To provide guidance for prescribers on the monitoring required for patients on this group of medicines. 10 May 2019
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 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 2020) MMG009 1385KB PDF To provide guidance on the prescribing of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia. 31 May 2019