The prevention and control of infection is recognised as the responsibility of every single member of our staff, especially those delivering direct patient care. We are committed to providing a safe, clean and hygienic environment. This commitment is underpinned by robust policy and procedures for infection control.
Our work incorporates:
- Identifying incidents or trends involving infection control and assessing their risk to patients and staff.
- Inspect, audit and report on infection prevention and control practices across the Trust against national and international standards.
- Support occupational and staff development, education, and training on infection prevention and control practice.
- Provision of policies, guidelines and procedures based upon evidence, recognised national and international guidelines and recognised good practice.
- Review new publications relating to infection prevention and control with a view to updating policies and implementing procedures and guidelines.
- Liaise with organisations such as: Health Protection Agency; Primary Care Trusts; Acute Trusts; Strategic Health Authority; National Patient Safety Agency; and Department of Health to develop and improve infection prevention and control measures.
- Developing and providing information to the public; patients; staff and healthcare partners regarding the Trust’s infection prevention and control measures.