Infection, Prevention and Control

Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) practises and compliance with guidelines help prevent the spread of infection.

The single most effective way to prevent the spread of any infection is correct hand hygiene. The other standard precautions include correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), correct disposal of linen waste and sharps, and isolation of infective patients.

All GP Practices are assessed by the CQC to confirm whether they comply with the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (also known as the Hygiene Code). The CQC look at the processes you have in place to confirm whether they are robust, monitored and actions taken in the event of any deficits.