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Infection Control Statement

INFECTION CONTROL ANNUAL STATEMENT  31/10/2017

Purpose

The annual statement will be generated each year in October

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;
  • Control risk assessments undertaken;
  • Details of staff training (both as part of induction and annual training) with regards to infection prevention & control;
  • Details of infection control advice to patients;
  • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Background:

Westwood Road Surgery Lead for Infection Prevention /Control is Sara Lang, Practice Nurse, who is supported by Jane Goddard, Practice Manager

This team keep updated with infection prevention & control practices and share necessary information with staff and patients throughout the year.

Significant events:

In the past year 2017 there have been  no significant events that related to infection prevention & control.

Audits:

 

Risk Assessments:

Regular risk assessments are undertaken to minimise the risk of infection and to ensure the safety of patients and staff. The following risk assessments related to infection prevention & control have been completed in the past year and appropriate actions have been taken:

  • Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
  • Disposal of waste
  • Sharps injury
  • Use of personal protective clothing/equipment
  • Risk of body fluid spills
  • Legionella risk assessment

Staff training:

All  new staff joined this Surgery in the past 12-months and received infection control and hand-washing training within   one month of employment.

100% of the Practice  staff  have completed their annual infection prevention & control update training .

The Infection Control Leads attended training updates  for their role provided by Michaela Hooper (the Infection Prevention & Control Nurse for Berkshire West CCGs).

Infection Control Advice to Patients:

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

There are posters available in the  Surgery on:

  • MRSA
  • 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).

Click here to download the full infection control policy.

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