Practice Infection Control Policy

Infection control is of prime importance in this practice. It is essential to the safety of our patients, our families and our selves. This policy has been constructed based on the Health Technical Memorandum 01 – 05 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008 issued by the Department of Health.

Within the Infection control policy are related individualpolicies: 

1. Inoculation injuries and blood borne viruses policy

2. Hand washing policy

3. Personal protective equipment policy

4. Maintenance of water lines policy

5. Decontamination of equipment policy

6. Decontamination of medical devices policy

7. Environmental cleaning policy

8. Blood / bodily fluid spillage policy

9. Waste management policy

10. Staff training records policy

All members of staff are trained to implicate this policy at all times. The Head Clinical Nurse is responsible for enforcing, maintaining and auditing the policy. This includes an annual review in January