Infection Control Annual Statement

Purpose

This annual statement will be generated each year in May in accordance with the requirements of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance. It summarises:

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead

The Friarsgate Practice Lead for Infection Prevention and Control is Dr H. Walters, supported by Claire Jackson, HCA, Deputy Lead for Infection 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 in the monthly staff meetings and learning is cascaded to all relevant staff. Significant events are recorded on the DATIX database in line with CCG recommendation.

In the past year there have been no significant events raised that relate to infection control.

Infection Prevention Audit and Actions

The annual Infection Control audit was completed in Jan 2018 by the clinical team members at Friarsgate, overseen by Dr H Walters. The outcomes of the audit were discussed fully with Viv O’Connor, Infection Control lead for the locality

As a result of the audit, the following things have been changed in The Friarsgate Practice: