Infection Control Annual Statement

Infection Control Annual Statement

(November 2019 – November 2020)


In line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on Prevention and Control of Infection and its Related Guidance, this Annual Statement will be generated each year in November. It will summarise:

    • Any infection transmission incidents and any lessons learnt and action taken
    • Details of any infection prevention and control (IPC) audits undertaken and any subsequent actions taken arising from these audits
    • Details of any issues that may challenge infection prevention and control including risk assessment undertaken and subsequent actions implemented as a result
    • Details of staff training
    • Details of review and update of policies, procedures and guidance.

      This protocol applies to all staff employed by the practice.

Infection Control Lead

The Infection Control Lead will enable the integration of Infection Control principles into standards of care within the practice; they will be the first point of contact for practice staff in respect of Infection Control issues. They will help create and maintain an environment which will ensure the safety of the patient / client, carers, visitors and health care workers in relation to Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI).

The Infection Control Lead will carry out the following within the practice:

  • Increase awareness of Infection Control issues amongst staff and clients
  • Help motivate colleagues to improve practice
  • Improve local implementation of Infection Control policies
  • Ensure that practice based Infection Control audits are undertaken
  • Assist in the education of colleagues
  • Help identify any Infection Control problems within the practice and work to resolve these, where necessary in conjunction with the local Infection Control Team
  • Act as a role model within the practice
  • Disseminate key Infection Control messages to their colleagues within the practice

Tideswell Surgery

Practice Infection Control Lead: Dr Angela Parry

Assisted by: Karen Ollerenshaw (Practice Nurse) & Steve Shimwell (Project Manager)

Bakewell Medical Centre

Practice Infection Control Lead: Dr Isobel Clayson

Assisted by: Karen Ollerenshaw (Practice Nurse) & Steve Shimwell (Project Manager).

Tideswell Surgery and Bakewell Medical Centre will work together as a Partnership to ensure best practice.

Significant Events

There have been no significant events reported regarding infection control issues in the period November 2018 – November 2019.

Audits / Risk Assessment

The following audits/ assessments have been carried out in the practice:

Infection Control audit (every 2 years, latest carried out November 2019 – both buildings)

Audits completed 2018 - 2019

  • Weekly Cleaning Schedule
  • Hand Hygiene audit

Staff training

  • Karen Ollerenshaw (Practice Nurse Tideswell) and Nicola Green (Practice Nurse Bakewell) attended an infection control study day in February 2016.
  • All staff complete annual Infection Control training modules.
  • Bespoke Infection Control training delivered by BMI Healthcare in October 2017.
  • Handwashing Training (all staff) in March 2019.
  • Spills and Sample Handling Training (all staff) in March 2019.

Policies, Protocols and Guidelines

Policies are reviewed annually or earlier when appropriate due to changes in regulations and evidence based guidance – last reviewed October 2019.