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We carry out an annual infection control risk assessment and a bi-annual infection control audit. Our Nurse Practitioner is in charge of infection control issues. Please ask to speak to her if you have any concerns. Alternatively you can speak to our Practice Manager. Serious issues may be raised by using the practice complaints procedure.

 

MOAT HOUSE SURGERY

 

INFECTION CONTROL ANNUAL STATEMENT  

 

2014 - 2015

 

  

 

Purpose 

 

This annual statement will be generated each year in January. It will summarise: 

 

  • any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Event procedure).
  • 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.

 

 

 

Background   

 

We have two leads for Infection, Prevention and Control.

 

 Susan O’Flynn -  Managing Partner

 

Dawn Heppell – Nurse Practitioner

 

 Significant Events  

 

In the past year there have not been any significant events relating to infection control.

 Audits

 

We carried out our second Infection Control Risk Assessment in April 2014.

 

This found that overall the standard was high. There were no areas that needed action or review.

 

We continue to carry out our Infection Control Audit twice a year in March and September. There were no significant findings on the two most recent audits.

 

We continue to use the monitoring system within all clinical rooms to ensure that various areas and items are cleaned on a regular basis as appropriate.

 

 Training

 A variety of training is carried out each year. Sessions for the whole practice team on Hand washing and Infection Control were held in May 2014. A COSHH training session was also carried out in November 2014. 

 

Reception staff regularly clean surfaces including the touch screen in reception ,door handles and chairs during the day. A supply of hand gel is always available in reception for patients to use as they enter the building. 

 

Related  Policies and Procedures

 

These are updated annually or sooner if required:

 

Anticoagulation Clinic Protocol

 

Cervical Cytology

 

Clinical testing protocol for blood cultures etc

 

Needlestick policy

 

Protocol for blood tests

 

Protocol for IUD/IUS Insertion

 

Protocol for the immunisation of babies and children

 

Protocol for hormone implants

 

Infection Control

 

Infec Control - Risk assessment guidance

 

Phlebotomy protocol

 

Consent to treatment (separate intranet folder)

 

Consent to treatment policy

 

Policy for the handling of biological substances

 

Chaperone Policy

 

Confidentiality policy

 

Health and safety policy

 

Induction training

 

Patient dignity policy

 

Waste Management

 

Guidelines

 

Infection Control Audit

 

Cleaning rotas and room checklists

 

  

 
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