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Infection Control 2017 Statement




The 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 October 2016 to 30th September 2017 (unless specified). 

The authors of this statement are Jane Moxon and Marie White.

Infection Control Lead

The practice’s clinical lead for infection control is Marie White, Nurse Practitioner.

The practice’s non-clinical lead for infection control is Sunny Mattu, Practice Manager.

The infection control lead has the following duties and responsibilities within the practice:

  • Awareness of national standards and good practice guidelines for infection control
  • Responsible for practice infection control policies and procedure
  • Responsible for overseeing practice infection control training
  • Oversee safe storage and stock control of drugs, medication and dressings
  • Instigate and carry out regular infection control audits
  • Responsible overall for hand hygiene
  • Responsible overall for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment to ensure a good clean working environment
  • Responsible for the correct and safe practice process of dealing with specimens
  • Identifying infection control risks involved relating to changing policies both within and outside the practice

Significant Events related to Infection Control

There have been no significant events relating to infection control at the practice between the dates of 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017.

Details of Outbreak

There have been no outbreaks of diseases at the practice in the above period.

Audits relating to Infection Control

The following audit has been carried out during the above period relating to Infection Control:

September 2017

Examples of improvements made following the above audit:

  • Cloth curtains were replaced by disposable curtains by 311216 as planned
  • Cloth chairs in clinical rooms were replaced with vinyl chairs by 311216 as planned
  • Footstool replaced as peeling
  • We are looking to de-clutter a number of our non- public rooms following the building of an extension during 2018
  • Each audit consists of an action plan of improvements/repairs which are on-going during the year depending upon priority

Audits relating to Surgical Procedures

Regular cyclical audits are carried out by the practice and results are compared year on year to seek out improvements.   The following clinical audits were carried out during the above period:

Subject                                       Period

Minor Operations                        1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

Nexplannon Operations             2nd November 2016 to 1st November 2017

IUD (Inter Uterine Device)         1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017

As a result of these audits there were no concerns relating to infection control.

Risk Assessments relating to Infection Control

The following risk assessments relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice during 2016/2017 and recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:

  • Legionnaires disease – unused taps/shower to be flushed on a minimum twice weekly basis
  • Clinical curtains – cloth curtains were completely replaced with disposable curtains during 2016
  • Due to the many planning meetings held during 2017 for a large extension of our building we have involved Jill Harries, Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Nurse, Coventry and Rugby CCG. This will ensure that the new building will be fully compliant with infection control regulations.

 Practice Policies, Procedures and Guidance relating to Infection Control

The practice maintains the upkeep of the following policies, procedures and guidance related to infection control. These policies, procedures and guidance are reviewed and updated annually as well as being amended on an on-going basis to keep up with changes in regulation etc.

Subject                                                                                              Review Date

Cleaning and decontamination of surfaces                               September 2017

Clinical waste management                                                       March 2017

Disposable instruments                                                             July 2017

Handwashing and hygiene                                                        September 2017

Infection control                                                                         September 2017

Laundering of uniforms                                                             September 2017

Personal protective equipment                                                  September 2017

Sample handling                                                                        September 2017

Minor surgery                                                                             September 2017

 Training relating to Infection Control

Two training sessions were held at Broomfield Park Medical Centre on the following dates:

                        27th September 2017

                        31st October 2017

The trainer was Jill Harries, Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Nurse, Coventry and Rugby CCG. The majority of staff at the practice attended one of these sessions including all nurses and the majority of GPs.

 Published January 2018









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