Statement on Infection Control

INFECTION CONTROL ANNUAL STATEMENT 2019

Purpose

This statement regarding infection control updated annually.

It will summarise:



    • Any infection transmission incidents and action taken (these will be reported in accordance with our Significant Event procedure

    • The annual infection control audit summary and actions undertaken

    • Details of staff training (both as part of induction and annual training) with regards to infection prevention & control

    • Details of infection control advise to patients

    • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Background:

 

The Symons Medical Centre Lead for Infection Prevention /Control is D Coppin (RN).

The team updates infection prevention & control practices and shares necessary information with staff and patients throughout the year.

 

Significant events:

 

In the past year todate there have been 0 significant events that related to infection prevention & control.

 

Audits:

An infected control audit was completed in May-April 2019 and the results (with areas for improvement) having being reviewed and actions put in place.

 

Staff training:

 

100% of the Practice Clinical staff completed their annual infection prevention & control update as of Nov 2019.

The Infection Control Lead is up to date with local and national training.

Infection Control Advice to Patients:

Patients are encouraged to use the alcohol hand gel/sanitiser dispensers that are available in the Medical Centre/Surgery.

There are electronic messages available in the surgery on:

Norovirus

Chickenpox & shingles                      

Influenza

The importance of immunisations (e.g. in childhood and in preparation for overseas travel)

Policies, procedures and guidelines.

 

Documents related to infection prevention & control are reviewed in line with national and local guidance changes and are updated 2-yearly (or sooner in the event on new guidance).



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