Infection Control Statement
Infection Prevention Annual Statement for January 2022
This annual statement will be generated each year in January 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:
- Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken reported in accordance with any significant event.
- Details of any infection control audits and actions undertaken
- Details of staff training
- Any review and update of policies, procedures, and guidelines
- What has been introduced to reduce transmission of Covid-19
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Leads:
Dr Alasdair Unwin
The IPC lead is supported by Practice Nurse Michelle Morris
Michelle has attended a 2-day IPC Training course in 2018 and has attended IPC forums regularly to keep updated on infection prevention practice.
Infection Transmission incidents (significant events)
In the past year there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control
Infection Prevention Audits and actions:
- A full Infection Prevention Audit was carried out in 10/23 and any areas identified were actioned upon within an appropriate time frame.
- Sharps safety, Clinical rooms and the waiting room are audited monthly.
- And any actions required are rectified immediately.
Audits planned for the year commencing 2024
- Continue with monthly audits as above.
- To complete an annual Infection prevention audit and a 6 monthly interim audit.
- Hand hygiene audit for patients and staff
- Sharps safety audit
- Provide risk assessments to prevent infection transmission.
What Springfield Surgery have provided to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission
- To provide and work according to the latest government guidance
- All staff must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
- We respectively ask patients to wear masks if able to do so.
- Appointments have been altered to reduce footfall coming to the surgery to protect all service users. While ensuring all patients requiring to be seen can do so safely and effectively.
- The waiting area has been equipped with screens and the area is wiped down regularly throughout the day.
- Hand sanitiser is available for reception and admin staff and everyone entering the building
- Floor markings have been put into place to enable safe distancing.
- All staff are vaccinated