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Prevention & Control of Infection (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)


Infection Control Annual Statement 21st July 2016




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

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Events Reporting procedures)
  • 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.



The infection prevention and control lead for Chapelthorpe Medical Centre is Sharon Meadows .


Significant events

There have been no significant events raised that are related to infection control.



Date of audit 6th July 2016 and achieved a score of 86%


Actions taken as a result of the audit:-


The practice has signed up to Antimicrobial Stewardship.


The practice has a written infection control programme which details objectives, priorities for action, staff roles and responsibilities.


There is a written annual statement regarding compliance on display to the public


All high level dust and other cleaning concerns have been addressed with the provider and their schedule has been updated.


All waste bins are foot operated to prevent cross contamination.


Waste must be segregated correctly into the following waste streams:
• Domestic – paper towels, packaging etc
• Offensive – None infected dressings, couch roll, PPE
• Hazardous – Infected dressings, PPE from a known infected patient


Infectious waste signage is now displayed within the minor surgery / treatment room.


A dedicated rigid container is available for the disposal of speculums.


All sharps waste must be segregated correctly ie
• Orange top – Blood products/phlebotomy
• Yellow top – Medicinal waste only
• Purple top – Cytotoxic/cytostatic waste


All specimens should ideally be tested in a designated area ie dirty utility and disposed of appropriately


Nebuliser inlet filters must be changed every 3 months and documented evidence must be available to demonstrate that this has taken place.


Management of Vaccines:-

Appropriate action is to be taken if a fault is discovered. All contingency plans documented to ensure that staff can follow correct procedures.


Risk Assessments

Any information on risk assessments carried out


Staff training


As part of the policy, all new staff have induction training. 


Ongoing Infection Prevention and Control Training

All staff members have an ongoing training programme.  100% of staff have received infection prevention and control training in `year’.


Policies, procedures and guidelines

There is a folder available to view which incorporates infection prevention and control policies.  All patients are invited to read the policies at their leisure.  All policies are reviewed by Cheryl Wilden on an annual basis or as changes in care and legislation occ



Dated 21st July 2016

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