The Surgery has a system for monitoring infection control to ensure our systems remain safe. The Surgery's infection control policy is here.
It is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance that the Infection Prevention and Control Lead produces and annual statement with regard to Compliance with good practice on infection prevention and control.
Infection Transmission Incidents (Significant Events)
Significant events (which may involve examples of good practice as well as challenging events) are investigated in detail to see what can be learnt and to indicate changes that might lead to future improvements. All significant events are reviewed and discussed in the time in session and cascaded to all relevant staff, and logged on GPTN.
Newburn Surgery has:
Infection Prevention Audits and Actions
The Annual Infection Prevention and Control audit was completed in May 2020 by Sister Elaine Robinson who is the Infection Control Lead
Risk assessments are carried out so that best practice can be established and then followed.
In the recent weeks the following risk assessments were carried out due to Covid-19. This is not a full list as there are many guidelines working due to Covid - 19. Guidleines have been followed and staff can access all information, including regular updates on Clarity Teamnet as well as discussions in meetings.
Other risk assessments include:
All Infection Prevention Control related policies are in date.
It is the responsibility of each individual to be familiar with this Statement and their roles and responsibilities under this.
Responsibility for Review
The Infection Prevention and Control Lead and the Practice Manager are responsible for reviewing and producing the Annual Statement.
Julie Dixon: Practice manager
Elaine Robinson: Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Infection Control Nurse Lead.
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