Infection Control Annual Statement
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 with regards to infection prevention and control.
- Details of infection control advice to patients.
- Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.
The Warders Practice Lead for Infection Prevention/Control is Sallie Stevens (HCA), who is supported by the Partners and Emma Allwright, Practice Manager.
This team keep updated with infection prevention and control practices and share necessary information with staff and patients throughout the year.
All significant events are reviewed and discussed at several meetings each month. Any learning points are cascaded to all relevant staff where an action plan, including audits or policy review, may follow.
In the past year there have been 1 significant events raised that related to infection control. There have also been 0 complaints made regarding cleanliness or infection control.
An Infection Prevention and Control Audit was carried out in May 2022 by the Infection Prevention and Control lead, Sallie Stevens. Internal audits take place daily (i.e. room checks, sharps, PPE).
All staff and contractors receive infection control and prevention training during their induction period.
Staff update their training annually and this is logged in the training database that can be accessed by Practice Managers Team.
Infection Control Advice to Patients
Patients are encouraged to use the alcohol hand gel/sanitiser dispensers that are available throughout the practice.
Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
Documents related to infection prevention and control are reviewed in line with national and local guidance changes and are updated 2-yearly, or sooner in the event of new guidance.
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