Infection Control Annual Statement

Date of last review: November 2020
Date of next review: November 2021

 

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 March 20 and November 20.

The author of this statement is Jane Levien

 

Infection Control Lead

The practice’s clinical lead for infection control is Laura Daley, ANP and Dr Barbara Bull (GP)
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
 

Significant Events related to Infection Control

There have been 0 significant events relating to infection control at the practice between the dates of November 19 and November 20.

 

Audits relating to Infection Control

The following audits relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice between the dates of August 19 and November 20 and the following recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:

Audits have been done most months.  Any problems have been discussed with Wendy Manley

 

Risk Assessments relating to Infection Control

The following risk assessments relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice between the dates of November 19 and November 20, and the following recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:

Sorting out the flooring through the Practice (finished September 20)

Carpeting in Room 3: Carpets over the computer cables beside the desk (September 20)

Holes in the walls downstairs in Trumpington Street have been repaired and repainted (Finished August 20).

Bins have been changed where required.

The move from Beverley Way to the new buildings (End of February 20).

Removed rubbish out of the way Room 5.  (September 20)

 

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 February 20, as well as being amended on an ongoing basis to keep up with changes in regulation etc.

COVID – (March 20) This was changing almost daily and changed as required.

Needlestick injuries (October 20 – October 21)

Biological Substances policy (October 20 – October 21)

Isolation trolleys (April 20 – April 21) or as updated for infection Control as required

Cleaning Rosters after minor operations (October 20 – Oct 21)

Lone working policy (May 20)

 

Training relating to Infection Control

The following staff members have received instruction, information or training relating to Infection Prevention and Control

Jane Levien went on an infection Control courses and (Online course- LFH hub July 20 and M&K update, London October 20).

22nd October at the doctor’s and nurse meeting we had a discussion on the types of masks that should be used.

The aprons that should be used now and that there has not been a lot of research for wearing long sleeved aprons in GP practices.

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