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Infection prevention and control

The team

Wash Your Hands campaign posterOur Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team consists of Specialist Nurses, a Support Worker and a Team Co-ordinator who work with the Consultant Microbiologists, Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist, and Director of IPC. Infection prevention and control is central to safe patient care and to that extent it becomes 'everyone's' responsibility. Therefore, we have a highly visible role working across the Trust, being committed to reducing the risks of anyone acquiring a healthcare associated infection. We work closely with the wards, departments and all staff providing specialist guidance and advice; working hard to ensure our hospital keeps infection rates to the absolute minimum and ensuring IPC is integral to everyone’s working practices. We also conduct:-

  • Staff education and training – this includes both induction and on-going mandatory training
  • Annual study days and promotion of National IPC awareness campaigns
  • Surveillance of specific healthcare acquired infections e.g. MRSA and E. coli blood-stream infections and Clostridium difficile infections
  • Investigating outbreaks and co-ordinating control measures
  • Continued audit of IPC practice
  • Ensuring the Trust is working to the most current standards and with the most up-to-date information available.


How you can help

For advice about how patients and visitors can support our IPC measures follow the links below:

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