Infection Control Annual Statement
Date of last review: February 2022
Date of next review: February 2023
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 November 2020 and January 2022.
The author of this statement is Dorota Tabaczynska and Jane Levien
Infection Control Lead
The practice’s clinical lead for infection control is Dorota Tabaczynska, Lead Nurse, Barbara Bull (GP), Jane Levien HCA
The practice’s non-clinical lead for infection control is Beverley Gillson, Manager.
The infection control lead has the following duties and responsibilities within the practice:
- Keep up to date with changes in Infection Control
- Check PPE
- Monthly routine checks
- Checking the Surgery for Cleanliness
Significant Events related to Infection Control
There have been 3 significant events relating to infection control on 3 occasions (23 November 21, 8 December 21 and 5 January 22) no water at Clay Farm at the practice between the dates of November 21 and January 22.
These problems were registered with Infection Control at Addenbrooke’s
Audits relating to Infection Control
The following audits relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice between the dates of November 20 and January 22 and the following recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:
Audits have been done every month. Any problems were discussed with Paul Towey, Manager.
Risk Assessments relating to Infection Control
The following risk assessments relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice between the dates of October 21 and January 22, and the following recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:
- No water in room 6 in Trumpington Street – Waiting for the taps to be put in.
- More Clinical Bins need replacing
- Taps without elbow touch at Trumpington Street – waiting to be replaced
- Keeping up with Guidance for COVID and PPE.
- Monitoring Cleaning rotas for clinical rooms
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 every November, as well as being amended on an ongoing basis to keep up with changes in regulation etc.
COVID – (March 20) regulations were changing almost daily and changed as required.
Training relating to Infection Control
The following staff members have received instruction, information or training relating to Infection Prevention and Control
Dorota Tabaczynska undertook the Infection Control course LFH hub
Jane Levien went on an infection Control courses and (Online course- LFH hub July 21 and M&K update, London October 20)
Infection Control updates are added to staff meetings.
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