Annual Statement Infection Control

Annual Statement Infection Control

 

The Bell Surgery

 

October 2019

 

There have been no reports this year of any infection transmission incidents that require action.

 

All staff have been asked to carry out their Infection Control training via Blue Stream Academy on-line training scheme. This has improved education and has been tailor-made for clinical and non-clinical staff.  In addition at the end of the year a practical hand-washing teaching session will take place to include all staff using a light box to demonstrate effective correct handwashing methods.

 

A handwashing audit has been carried out this autumn to act as a reminder to all staff the need to be vigilant with their handwashing.  New curtains have been placed in all clinical areas in line with our 6 monthly change. There have been no cold-chain incidents this calendar year. We are continuing to offer catch up appointments for school leavers and university students with incomplete MMR or MenACWY status. Shingles vaccine is also being promoted with patients as they turn 70 years old. Pre-school children are being vaccinated with the flu nasal spray and 2 autumn clinics for all flu vaccines were held in September and October this year.

 

Nursing staff have begun auditing their infection control and new records have been drafted for all clinical areas so that cleaning can be recorded on a daily or weekly basis as deemed appropriate. An infection control session was run during the last nurses meeting.

Annabel Blackwell

Infection Control Lead

 



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