Infection Control Annual Statement 2018-2019
This annual statement will be generated each year in April. 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 undertaken
- Details of any control risk assessments undertaken
- Details of staff training
- Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.
The practice has one lead for infection, Prevention and Control, Our Practice Nurse Elizabeth Ripley, supported by Nicola Hone our Practice Manager.
Nurse Elizabeth Ripley keeps updated on infection control and shares necessary information with the team at clinical governance team meetings.
In the past year there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control.
In April 2019 an Infection Prevention and Control in General practice audit was completed by Elizabeth Ripley Lead practice Nurse. Policies and procedures have now been finalised and are operational. Some inadequacies were noted and these are being worked upon to ensure compliance. We will aim to do more to share information with our patients therefore I will ask for a copy of this annual statement to be shared on our website and with the patient group.
All clinical and relevant team members will attend/update training for Infection Prevention and Control for General Practice.
Annual handwashing update will be held at clinical meetings every May
Every other Month Nurse Meetings are held and Infection control is discussed as an on-going basis
Monthly Clinical meetings are held and Infection control is part of the agenda for discussion.
Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
Policies relating to Infection Prevention and Control are reviewed and updated annually if appropriate. However, all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice changes.