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Infection Control Annual Statement

Infection Control 2016

Click here to download the Audit from December 2016.

Infection Control Annual Statement 2015-2016

Purpose

An Infection control statement will be generated each year.  

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been           reported in accordance with our Significant Event procedure)
  • Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions undertaken
  • Details of any control risk assessments undertaken
  • Details of staff training
  • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines

Background

Mersham Medical Centre leads for Infection, Prevention and Control, are the clinicians and supported by Jamil Cockar, Practice Manager

Significant Events

In the past year (1.4.15 – 31.3.16) there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control.

Audits

General infectiion control Audit ( In house ) completed.

These issues were fixed immediately to ensure compliance.

A general Health & Safety and Infection Control appraisal of the premises was carried out earlier this year which highlighted action to be taken as below:

  • Nurses consulting Room – Replace desk & Declutter – completed May 2016
  • Nurses Consulting room – replace blinds (to be done under PIS)
  • Nurses Consulting Room – remove curtain rail
  • Hand Hygiene – Audit
  • Treatment room  redecorated, New desk, repositioned
  • Regular checking of the cleaning process(Presently cleaning company)
  • Specimen collection point to be relocated  with signage, SWL specimen bag provided collection twice a day

We will aim to do more to share information with our patients and will therefore place a copy of this Annual Statement on our practice website and will notify patients of any seasonal outbreaks that they may need to be aware of via posters in the surgery and on our website.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are carried out so best practice can be established and then followed.

We aim to have more frequent de- cluttering of the practice

Cleaning specifications, frequencies and cleanliness of equipment

 New procedures have been put in place to ensure cleaning specifications and frequencies are adequate for a General Practice environment.  The cleaning of the premises is undertaken by a cleaning company. Any anomalies are seen to via communication book for the cleaner.

Toys, books and magazines

We provide no toys in the waiting room and during consultations.  To manage risk it was decided to remove toys, books and magazines.  Educational material are still available.

Curtains

The surgery has replaced all material curtains with blinds, These blinds will be cleaned as per NHS cleaning specifications, by the cleaning contractors. Modesty curtains in treatment rooms have been changed to disposable as per infection control advise.

Staff training

Relevant members of the clinical team attend/will attend update training for Infection Prevention and Control for General Practice.

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Policies relating to Infection Prevention and Control are reviewed and updated annually if appropriate.  However, all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice changes.

Infection Control Annual Statement 2013-2014

Purpose

An Infection control statement will be generated each year.

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Event procedure)
  • Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions undertaken
  • Details of any control risk assessments undertaken
  • Details of staff training
  • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines

Background

Mersham Medical Centre leads for Infection, Prevention and Control, are the clinicians and supported by Jamil Cockar, Practice Manager

Significant Events

In the past year (1.4.13 – 31.3.14) there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control.

Audits

An Audit of Clinical Waste was undertaken by SRCL I 4/8/14.

Findings : One bin had a paper hand towel put into clinical waste
Review of sharps container lids (advised need orange and yellow lids)
These issues were fixed immediately to ensure compliance.

A general Health & Safety and Infection Control appraisal of the premises was carried out earlier this year which highlighted action to be taken as below:

  • De clutter all rooms – especially waiting area removal of notices - completed Aug 2014
  • Refresh Patient Toilet and replace lock – Painted and lock replaced April 14
  • De clutter and redecorate Treatment room downstairs – Completed June 2014
  • Nurses consulting Room – Replace desk – completed May 2014
  • Hand Sanitizers – Installed in all consulting rooms, toilet and waiting area
  • Regular checking of the cleaning process(Presently cleaning company)
  • Curtain Rail – Treatment room – Installed
  • Specimen collection point to be relocated with signage– Completed April 14

We will aim to do more to share information with our patients and will therefore place a copy of this Annual Statement on our practice website and will notify patients of any seasonal outbreaks that they may need to be aware of via posters in the surgery and on our website.

A hand hygiene Audit is planned for the summer 2015

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are carried out so best practice can be established and then followed.

We aim to have more frequent Fire drills.

Cleaning specifications, frequencies and cleanliness of equipment

Jamil has led a piece of work on cleaning specifications and frequencies, infection control and cleanliness of equipment. The practice cleaning team have been on board with this risk assessment. New procedures have been put in place to ensure cleaning specifications and frequencies are adequate for a General Practice environment. The cleaning of the premises is undertaken by a cleaning company

Toys, books and magazines

We provide no toys in the waiting room and during consultations. To manage risk it was decided to remove toys, books and magazines. Educational material are still available.

Curtains

The surgery has replaced all material curtains with blinds. These blinds will be cleaned as per NHS cleaning specifications, by the cleaning contractors. Modesty curtains in treatment rooms have been changed to disposable as per infection control advise.

Staff training

Our aim is to conduct hand hygiene training to members of our practice team at bi-annual multidisciplinary staff meetings.

Relevant members of the clinical team attend/will attend update training for Infection Prevention and Control for General Practice.

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Policies relating to Infection Prevention and Control are reviewed and updated annually if appropriate. However, all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice changes.

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