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.
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 learning is cascaded to all relevant staff. They are logged on our Intranet (TeamNet) and discussed at the practice.
There have been no infection control incidents in the past 12 months which have resulted in a Significant Event Analysis at Langport Surgery, however following discussion we have decided to:
The Annual Infection Prevention and Control audit was completed by Lucy Price, (Lead Nurse and Infection Control Lead) in October 2020. There were no actions required following this audit.
The Practice plan to undertake the following audits in 2021:
Risk assessments are carried out so that best practice can be established and then followed. In the last year the following risk assessments were carried out/reviewed.
All our staff members receive annual training in infection prevention and control.
Members of staff either attend an annual Infection Control Update or complete an e-learning update.
All Infection Prevention Control related policies are in date and have been reviewed.
Policies relating to Infection Control are available to all staff and are reviewed and updated regularly, and all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice, guidance and legislation changes. Infection Control policies are available on TeamNet for all staff to read.
It is the responsibility of each individual to be familiar with this Statement and their roles and responsibilities under this.
The Infection Prevention and Control Lead and the Operations Manager are responsible for reviewing and producing the Annual Statement.
Charlotte Norris (Operations Manager)
Lucy Price (Lead Practice Nurse)
For and on behalf of Langport Surgery
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