INFECTION CONTROL ANNUAL STATEMENT 2022-23 (In house Infection Control Audit)
The Practice Infection Control Lead is Lead Nurse Sahdia Khan. Nurse Khan joined the practice in September 2022 and is currently revising Infection Control Policy and re- running Audits to make sure the practice is up to date and reaches a high standard. Results will be published here on completion in January 2023.
20 December 2022
This annual statement will be generated each year. It will summarise:
- Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Event Policy).
- Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions taken.
- Details of any infection control risk assessments undertaken.
- Details of staff training.
- Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.
In the past year there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control
An audit on Hand washing was undertaken in June 2021
We have had no reports of C-Diff & MRSA reported
We also found that we should be doing more to share information with our patients. We will therefore place this Annual Statement on our website and will be notifying patients of any seasonal outbreaks that they may need to be aware of via posters in the surgery and on our website.
Risk assessments are carried out so that best practice can be established and then followed. In the last year a number of risk assessments were carried out.
The surgery has various curtains and blinds, both at the windows and in consulting rooms as modesty screens to be used around couches during examinations. The NHS Cleaning Specifications state the curtains should be cleaned or if using disposable curtains, replaced every 6 months. To this effect we use disposable curtains and ensure they are changed every 6 months. The window blinds are very low risk and therefore do not require a particular cleaning regime other than regular vacuuming to prevent build up of dust. The modesty curtains although handled by clinicians were never handled by patients and clinicians would always remove gloves after an examination and before touching the curtains.
We have no toys in the practice.
Infection Control policies are circulated amongst staff for reading and discussed at meetings on an annual basis. The policies are currently in circulation.
Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
Most policies are formally reviewed annually, however all are amended on an ongoing basis as current advice changes, or need arises.
Infection Prevention and Control Policy
Infection Control Visit Summary for South reddish Medical Centre
Please find attached a summary of our recent infection control visit at our South Reddish Medical Centre Site.
Infection Control Audit SOUTH
Please find attached a summary of our recent Infection Control visit at our North surgery site
Infection Control Audit NORTH
Infection Control Visit was undertaken on the 1st February 2018 at both sites