Good infection prevention and control practices can substantially reduce healthcare associated infection. Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and consistently applied by everyone. The practice has adopted the NHS Community Infection Prevention and Control Policies for General Practice, which have been produced by a dynamic NHS Community Infection Prevention and Control Team, with a vast experience of working with the Health and Social Care sector. These Policies (guidelines) describe the precautions and control measures that are essential to prevent and control infection in General Practice. The Policies provide advice on infection prevention and control (IPC) practices and give specific guidance in relation to the infection prevention and control implications of different types of infections and incorporate the latest national guidance and are used a guide to best practice.
All staff play an important part in the control of infection, undertake training and apply the principles and practices in the policies to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and patient safety.
This demonstrates compliance with The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (The Code of Practice), Department of Health 2015, and Care Quality Commission CQC requirements.