Crags Health Care
Infection Control Annual Statement
This Annual Statement will be generated each year. It will include:
- Any infection transmission incidents and any lessons learnt and action taken
- Any actions taken resulting from the 6 monthly infection control audit.
- Any actions taken resulting in Infection Control risk assessments.
- Details of staff IPC training
INFECTION CONTROL LEAD
GP Infection Control Lead: Dr W S Riddell
Practice Infection Control Lead: Diane Davis
Diane Davis will be the first point of contact for practice staff in respect of Infection Control issues. She will help create and maintain an environment which will ensure the safety of the patient, carers,visitors and health care workers in relation to Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI).
The Infection Control Lead will carry out the following within the practice:
- Increase awareness of Infection Control issues amongst staff and patients
- Help motivate colleagues to improve practice
- Improve local implementation of Infection Control policies
- Ensure that practice based Infection Control audits are undertaken
- Assist in the education of colleagues
- Help identify any Infection Control problems within the practice and work to resolve these, where necessary in conjunction with the local Infection Control Team
- Disseminate key Infection Control messages to their colleagues within the practice
There have been no significant events reported regarding infection control issues in the period covered by this report. The have been no infections reported either in practice or from secondary care. No incidents of C-difficle or MRSA reported to the practice.
The following actions were taken as a result of the feedback/outcome of the last practice audit in February 2016.
- We clearly identified the named IC lead and have made all practice staff aware of this
- IC is part of their duties
- IC is now a regular agenda item in our monthly clinical/practice meetings
- We have updated some posters around our clinical areas to give better information on sharps/sharps safety/infection control contacts.
- Staff training session included IC issues such as what to do with a potentially infectious person
- Our infection control policy has been reviewed
- We have introduced an alcohol hand gel sanitiser in the reception area for patients and visitors and within all consultation rooms and reception office. Posters signpost where they are located.
- Hand cream is now available for all staff and in each consultation room.
- We reviewed our staff procedure on handling specimens.
All staff have undertaken training in infection control.
The practice nursing team have attended external infection control courses.
The cleaning company meets with the Infection Control Lead and Practice Manager to review will receive the cleaning schedule and deep cleaning is done within prescribed timescales.
The doctors have written a policy on antimicrobial prescribing and follow guidance from North Derbyshire CCG.
We have updated our Infection Control Policy. This will be reviewed annually.
Next Statement June 2017