The IPC lead for the practice is Dee Williams (Practice Nurse)
The IPC deputy is Carol Shells (Practice Manager)
Infection Prevention and Control [IPC] Annual Statement 2015
This annual statement will be generated in January each year and will summarise :
- Any infection transmission incidents and actions taken
- Details of IPC audits/risk assessments undertaken and actions taken
- Details of staff training
- Any review/update of IPC policies and procedures
There were no significant events relating to IPC in the previous twelve months
Staff received annual IPC training/updates in August 2015
IPC is discussed regularly in clinical/general meetings within the practice
A new receptionist joined the team in Sept 2015 and received IPC training including hand hygiene as part of her induction programme.
In Nov 2015 IPC lead Dee Williams attended an IPC refresher course.
General practice IPC audit was carried out by nurses Zoe Brooke and Dee Williams in April 2015 and in July 2015 by Enmin Zhang and Dee Williams.
Two consulting rooms were in need of decluttering.
There were several unlaminated posters in the surgery.
One chair was found to have a small tear in the seat.
One chair in a Dr’s room had a fabric cover.
One examination light in a consulting room was not properly attached to the wall/had worked loose.
Several fans were found to be dusty
Consulting rooms were decluttered as much as possible.
All outstanding posters were laminated. Staff were reminded how importance this is for easier cleaning
The chair with small tear was replaced with a new one
Fabric chair was changed to one with impermeable cover
Fans were cleaned and cleaners reminded to do this regularly as per cleaning schedule
Waste and Sharps Management risk assessments performed.
IPC Advice to patients
All patients with potentially infectious diseases such as mumps/chickenpox are advised to let reception know so that they can be segregated away from the main reception area.
All eligible students are offered the Meningitis ACWY vaccine during new patient registration at the practice.
The IPC policy has been reviewed.
A hard copy of the policy is kept in reception for easy access to all the staff as well as in a shared folder on the computer.
IPC plans for 2016
All staff will have in-house annual IPC training in August 2016 as well as other study days provided externally.
Hand hygiene audits will be ongoing throughout the year
The practice will be moving to new premises sometime in the spring 2016.
Dee Williams [Practice Nurse]