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Infection Control Statement

THE CEDARS SURGERY

ANNUAL INFECTION CONTROL STATEMENT

Introduction

This practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it. This statement has been produced in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and details the practice’s compliance with guidelines on infection control and cleanliness between the dates of 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.

The author of this statement is infection control lead Jayne James.

Infection Control Lead

The practice’s clinical lead for infection control is Jayne James, Lead Practice Nurse.

The practice’s non-clinical lead for infection control Alan Mackay, Practice Manager.

The infection control lead has the following duties and responsibilities within the practice:  Practice Nurse Manager.

Significant Events related to Infection Control

There have been zero significant events relating to infection control at the practice between the dates of October 2016 and September 2017.

Audits relating to Infection Control

The following audits relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice between the dates of October 2016 and September 2017, and the following recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:

RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS from August 2017 audit review:

  • Discussion and implementation of previous list of expenditures to be discussed, agreed and planned with practice manager and GP partners
  • To include:
  • Storage of all cleaning products in one place
  • Colour coded cleaning equipment
  • Wall-mounted glove and apron dispensers
  • COSHH register to be updated with manufacturers guide (for vomit & urine spill kits)
  • Toilet hygiene notices required in public toilets in following languages: Urdu, Hindi, Polish
  • Clean mop heads
  • New pedal bin for 1st floor public toilet
  • Pedal bins for staff toilets
  • Reminder to all at practice meetings regarding:
    • Hand washing
    • Infection Control - Safe Practice policy updated & displayed in all clinical rooms

Infection Control Policy

The practice maintains the upkeep of an Infection Control Policy. This policy is reviewed and updated annually, as well as being amended on an ongoing basis to keep up with changes in regulation etc.

Training relating to Infection Control

Infection control forms part of induction and annual mandatory training for all members of staff. 

The lead nurse will bring infection control updates to the weekly clinical meeting and the non-clinical meeting when required.

Lead:                           Jayne James

Reviewed:                   August 2017

Next review due:         October 2018



 
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