Infection Prevention and Control

We are committed to reducing healthcare associated infections.

This commitment is demonstrated through the inclusion of an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team in the CCG’s quality structure.

We expect services we commission to comply with specific regulations. In relation to Infection Prevention and Control the expectation is that services will be delivered as set out in The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

The IPC team is responsible for monitoring the quality and standards of infection prevention and control in local healthcare services including Acute (hospital/treatment centres) and Community Services.

The team is also responsible for supporting continuous quality improvement in relation to infection prevention within primary care services and the independent care sector, including nursing and residential care homes.

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Page last updated 10 June 2021