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
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.
We have two leads for Infection, Prevention and Control.
Susan O’Flynn - Managing Partner
Dawn Heppell – Nurse Practitioner
In the past year there have not been any significant events relating to infection control.
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.
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
Clinical testing protocol for blood cultures etc
Protocol for blood tests
Protocol for IUD/IUS Insertion
Protocol for the immunisation of babies and children
Protocol for hormone implants
Infec Control - Risk assessment guidance
Consent to treatment (separate intranet folder)
Consent to treatment policy
Policy for the handling of biological substances
Health and safety policy
Patient dignity policy
Infection Control Audit
Cleaning rotas and room checklists