GROVE MEDICAL PRACTICE ANNUAL INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL STATEMENT
Our annual statement will be generated annually in December. It will summarise:
Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (These will be reported in accordance with our Significant Events Procedure,
- Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions undertaken
- Details of any control risk assessments undertaken
- Details of staff training
- Any review and update policies and procedures and guidelines
The Infection Prevention and Control Lead for Grove Medical Practice is Claire O’Riordan RGN.
Hannah McManus is the Clinical Achievement and Facilities Lead for the practice.
There are no significant events to be reported in this statement.
The last audit was carried out on 15 December 2022
No major issues were identified.
Minor issues identified:
- Several cleaning issues to be addressed with the cleaning company.
- Some consulting rooms have fabric chairs that will be replaced.
- Several of the downstairs rooms need redecorating, this is part of ongoing refurbishment work.
The issues that were identified are being addressed to ensure compliance is achieved.
Grove Medical Practice engages the services of a cleaning company to carry out the cleaning throughout the building. Audits are regularly carried out to ensure standards are met in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. The issues identified during the recent audit have been addressed with the company and a detailed schedule of remedial works has been requested. These issues will be reviewed during the next contract management meeting and the practice will ensure these are rectified.
All staff are aware of the importance of infection control and encouraged to report any issues to Infection Control lead or the Practice Business Manager in her absence.
There have been no reports from patients regarding issues with regards to cleanliness or hygiene.
Staff undertake mandatory annual infection prevention control training.
Curtains (consulting rooms)
Modesty curtains in all consultation rooms are changed 6 monthly or earlier as necessary.
Toys and magazines
Toys and magazines are no longer provided in our waiting rooms as part of our prevention of infection management. Patient safety is paramount.
Our infection control policies and procedures are reviewed on an annual basis and will be amended and reviewed sooner in line with any legislation or NHS England guidelines requirements.
Practice Business Manager
On behalf of Grove Medical Practice
15 December 2022