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Infection Control

INFECTION CONTROL ANNUAL STATEMENT 2017

PURPOSE

An infection control statement will be generated each year. It includes the following:

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken will be reported in accordance with our Significant Event procedure.
  • Current Infection Control Leads at the Practice
  • Details of training
  • Details of infection control audits
  • Details of Health and Safety risk assessments
  • Details of Legionella management

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • There have been no significant events reported regarding infection control issues for the 12 month period to 03/01/2017

INFECTION CONTROL LEAD

Lead Nurse - Julie Over

Practice Manager - Iris Pilgrim

TRAINING

All practice staff had undergone annual infection control and hand hygiene training in 2016.

Julie Over attends the infection control leads forum every three months.

AUDITS

The annual infection control audit was performed on 29/11/2016.

Three monthly external cleaning audits are performed by the Facilities supervisor.

Six-monthly internal cleaning audits are performed by Infection Control Lead and Practice Manager.

RISK ASSESSMENT

The annual Health and Safety risk assessments were completed in April 2016.

LEGIONELLA MANAGEMENT

Low usage sinks are flushed twice weekly in accordance to the Legionella policy.



 
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