BROOMFIELD PARK MEDICAL CENTRE
ANNUAL INFECTION CONTROL STATEMENT
The practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it. This statement has been produced in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and details the practice’s compliance with guidelines on infection control and cleanliness between the dates of 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017 (unless specified).
The authors of this statement are Jane Moxon and Marie White.
Infection Control Lead
The practice’s clinical lead for infection control is Marie White, Nurse Practitioner.
The practice’s non-clinical lead for infection control is Sunny Mattu, Practice Manager.
The infection control lead has the following duties and responsibilities within the practice:
- Awareness of national standards and good practice guidelines for infection control
- Responsible for practice infection control policies and procedure
- Responsible for overseeing practice infection control training
- Oversee safe storage and stock control of drugs, medication and dressings
- Instigate and carry out regular infection control audits
- Responsible overall for hand hygiene
- Responsible overall for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Monitoring practice facilities and equipment to ensure a good clean working environment
- Responsible for the correct and safe practice process of dealing with specimens
- Identifying infection control risks involved relating to changing policies both within and outside the practice
Significant Events related to Infection Control
There have been no significant events relating to infection control at the practice between the dates of 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017.
Details of Outbreak
There have been no outbreaks of diseases at the practice in the above period.
Audits relating to Infection Control
The following audit has been carried out during the above period relating to Infection Control:
Examples of improvements made following the above audit:
- Cloth curtains were replaced by disposable curtains by 311216 as planned
- Cloth chairs in clinical rooms were replaced with vinyl chairs by 311216 as planned
- Footstool replaced as peeling
- We are looking to de-clutter a number of our non- public rooms following the building of an extension during 2018
- Each audit consists of an action plan of improvements/repairs which are on-going during the year depending upon priority
Audits relating to Surgical Procedures
Regular cyclical audits are carried out by the practice and results are compared year on year to seek out improvements. The following clinical audits were carried out during the above period:
Minor Operations 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
Nexplannon Operations 2nd November 2016 to 1st November 2017
IUD (Inter Uterine Device) 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
As a result of these audits there were no concerns relating to infection control.
Risk Assessments relating to Infection Control
The following risk assessments relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice during 2016/2017 and recommendations and/or actions plans were produced in response to the findings:
- Legionnaires disease – unused taps/shower to be flushed on a minimum twice weekly basis
- Clinical curtains – cloth curtains were completely replaced with disposable curtains during 2016
- Due to the many planning meetings held during 2017 for a large extension of our building we have involved Jill Harries, Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Nurse, Coventry and Rugby CCG. This will ensure that the new building will be fully compliant with infection control regulations.
Practice Policies, Procedures and Guidance relating to Infection Control
The practice maintains the upkeep of the following policies, procedures and guidance related to infection control. These policies, procedures and guidance are reviewed and updated annually as well as being amended on an on-going basis to keep up with changes in regulation etc.
Subject Review Date
Cleaning and decontamination of surfaces September 2017
Clinical waste management March 2017
Disposable instruments July 2017
Handwashing and hygiene September 2017
Infection control September 2017
Laundering of uniforms September 2017
Personal protective equipment September 2017
Sample handling September 2017
Minor surgery September 2017
Training relating to Infection Control
Two training sessions were held at Broomfield Park Medical Centre on the following dates:
27th September 2017
31st October 2017
The trainer was Jill Harries, Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Nurse, Coventry and Rugby CCG. The majority of staff at the practice attended one of these sessions including all nurses and the majority of GPs.
Published January 2018