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Infection Control Annual Statament

Infection Control Annual Statement 2018/2019

Purpose

The annual statement will be generated each year in August. 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 (both as part of induction and annual training) with regards to infection prevention & control;
  • Details of infection control advice to patients;
  • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.The Wycliffe Surgery Lead for Infection Prevention /Control is Victoria Kiltie – Practice Nurse, who is supported by the Partners and Melanie Clifton, Practice Manager.Significant events:Audits:Risk Assessments: 100% of the Practice patient-facing staff  (clinical and reception staff) completed their annual infection prevention & control update training either online or by attending a formal training session.Patients are encouraged to use the alcohol hand gel/sanitiser dispensers that are available throughout the Practice.Documents related to infection prevention & control are reviewed in line with national and local guidance changes and are updated 2-yearly (or sooner in the event on new guidance).
  • Policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Infection Control Advice to Patients:
  • Staff training:.
  • Regular risk assessments are undertaken to minimise the risk of infection and to ensure the safety of patients and staff. In the past year the following risk assessments in relation to infection prevention/control have been carried out: COSHH, DBS for staff, Disposal of waste and sharps.
  • An Infection Prevention & Control Audit was carried out by the Infection Prevention & Control Lead nurse, Victoria Kiltie. Staff training and a hand washing audit have been completed.
  • In the past year August 2018 to August 2019 there have been no significant events that related to infection prevention & control.
  • This team keep themselves updated with infection prevention & control practices and share necessary information with staff and patients throughout the year.

Background:

  • The Wycliffe Surgery Lead for Infection Prevention /Control is Victoria Kiltie – Practice Nurse, who is supported by the Partners and Melanie Clifton, Practice Manager.

    This team keep themselves updated with infection prevention & control practices and share necessary information with staff and patients throughout the year.

    Significant events:

    In the past year August 2018 to August 2019 there have been no significant events that related to infection prevention & control.

    Audits:

    An Infection Prevention & Control Audit was carried out by the Infection Prevention & Control Lead nurse, Victoria Kiltie. Staff training and a hand washing audit have been completed.

    Risk Assessments:

    Regular risk assessments are undertaken to minimise the risk of infection and to ensure the safety of patients and staff. In the past year the following risk assessments in relation to infection prevention/control have been carried out: COSHH, DBS for staff, Disposal of waste and sharps. 

    Staff training:.

    100% of the Practice patient-facing staff  (clinical and reception staff) completed their annual infection prevention & control update training either online or by attending a formal training session.

    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 & control are reviewed in line with national and local guidance changes and are updated 2-yearly (or sooner in the event on new guidance).



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