★★★ Documents approved for national use by multidisciplinary bodies after wide consultation and are being kept up-to-date and are subject to change control.
★★ Examples from existing homecare services which are consistent with the best practices described in the RPS Professional Standards for Homecare Services and this handbook.
★ Example documents developed and used locally by homecare teams. Considered to be useful, but need to be reviewed carefully and adapted before use. They are likely to have been prepared prior to the publication of the RPS Professional Standards.
It is expected that nationally approved documents (marked ★★★ in the handbook) will be used wherever they are appropriate to the homecare service being provided. The remaining documents have been shared with the permission of the originating organisation or NHS Trusts as useful examples and templates for you to adapt to support your own homecare services.