Abridge Surgery is committed to implementing high standards of infection prevention and control by maintaining a safe environment and practices. This minimises the risk to patients, their families and staff members from acquiring an infection. The nominated person responsible for infection control i.e. the Infection Control Lead is Jacqueline Pover (Practice Nurse).
“Good infection prevention and control are essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone. Good management and organisational processes are crucial to make sure that high standards of infection prevention and control are developed and maintained”.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (DH 2010).