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Infection Control Annual Statement

Assessment Findings/Recommendations

  • Practice attained 100% compliance in all areas
  • Maintain current high standards
  • Routine annual review

Annual Infection Control Statement March 2018


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 April 2017 to March 2018.  The practice will produce an Annual Statement each year in March.  It will summarise:

  • Any infection transmissions incidents and any lessons learnt and actions taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Event Policy)
  • Details of any infection control assessment audits undertaken and actions taken.
  • Details of staff Infection Control Training
  • Details of review and update of Infection Control policies, procedures and guidelines

Infection Control Leads

The practice’s clinical leads for infection control are Dr C Marshall & Sister S Turner

The practice’s non-clinical lead for infection control is Margaret Wallis, Practice Manager

Significant Events

There have been no significant events reported in the past year related to infection control.

Audits / Risk Assessments

The following audits/assessments relating to Infection Control have been undertaken at the practice:

  • Hand Wash Audit                        July 2017
  • Cold Chain Audits                 May & December 2017
  • Minor Surgery                        April 16 to March 2017
  • Infection Control Assessment for General Practice annual audit (Joint audit with Stockport Health Protection & Control of Infection Unit)
  • Date of Assessment             14 March 2018

Assessment Findings/Recommendations

  • Practice attained 100% compliance in all areas
  • Maintain current high standards
  • Routine annual review

Staff Training relating to Infection Control


Infection control policies are circulated amongst staff when they are reviewed and discussed at quarterly meeting.


All staff will attend Infection Control refresher training during 2018.

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


The following policies are reviewed and updated on an annual basis or as required in line with changes to regulations and evidence based practice:

  • Anaphylaxis Statement
  • Anaphylactic Treatment Guidelines including CPR
  • Aseptic Non Touch Technique
  • Biological Substances Protocol
  • Clinical Waste Management Protocol
  • Cold Chain Policy & Audit
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Policy
  • C Difficle Policy
  • Decontamination Policy
  • Disposable (Single Use) Instrument Policy
  • Emergency Drugs Checking Protocol
  • Hand Decontamination Policy & Audit
  • Hepatitis B Policy (All Staff)
  • HIV/Aids Policies for Staff & Patients
  • Infection Control Policy
  • Inspection, Calibration & Replacement of Equipment
  • Laundering of Uniforms Policy
  • Outbreaks Management Policy
  • Needlestick Injury Policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment Use of Policy (PPE)
  • Sharps Safe Use & Disposal Protocol
  • Specimen Handling & Transportation Protocol
  • Spillage of Bodily Fluids 

Infection Control (General Practice) Audit Summary

Heaton Norris Infection Control Audit Summary 2018

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