Infection Control Annual Statement

Hawthorn Medical Practice

Annual Infection Control Statement

2016-2017

Hawthorn Medical Practice aims to keep the surgery clean and tidy in order to offer a safe environment for all staff, patients and visitors.

If you have any concerns about cleanliness or infection control, please report these to our reception staff

Our GP’s and Nursing team follow procedures to ensure that treatment of our patients and clinical equipment used meet infection control guidance.

Purpose of this statement
The annual statement will summarise:

* Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken
(these will have been recorded within our Significant Event procedure)
* Details of any infection control audits undertaken and action taken
* Details of any infection control risk assessments undertaken
* Details of any staff training
* Reviews and updates of polices, procedures and guidelines

Background
Two members of staff lead in infection control:

* Marian Razik – Practice Nurse
* Bev Elliott – Quality and Compliance Officer

Significant Events
In the past year there have been no significant events relating to infection control.

Staff Training
Marion Razik and Bev Elliott have attended quarterly meetings of the Infection Prevention and Control Link Practitioner Network. Minutes of these meetings are posted on the Practice internal website for all staff to access. Marian also attended a training day ran by Infection Control Training Ltd. All staff complete an infection control module as part of their online annual general training, and have undertaken a hand wash training session achieving 100% success

Audits
A full audit of all aspects of infection control was carried out in November 2016 and full compliance was noted, with the exception of some chairs and floorings needing to be replaced – a rolling refurbishment programme is in operation for this to be resolved. During the past year flooring has been replaced in clinical rooms and measures are in place to ensure complete cleanliness of these items.

Policies and Procedures
These are reviewed and updated annually if appropriate, or amended on an on going basis as current advise changes. All staff can access these via the practice internal website.

CQC Report 2016
Hawthorn Medical Practice received a good report following the inspection by the Care quality Commission, it was noted that there are good standards of hygiene and cleanliness, and appropriate measures in place for maintaining these standards.

Infection Control Annual Statement 2015-2016