Infection prevention & control statement

We aim to keep our practice clean and tidy and offer a safe environment to our patients, relatives and staff. We are proud of our modern, purpose built practice and endeavour to keep it clean and well maintained at all times.

If you have any concerns about cleanliness or infection control, please report these to our Patient Services Team.

Our GPs and nursing staff follow our Infection prevention & control policy to ensure the care we deliver and the equipment we use is safe.

In addition the practice takes the following measures to make sure we maintain the highest possible infection prevention and control standards:

  • Encourage staff and patients to raise any issues or report any incidents relating to cleanliness and infection control.  We can discuss these and identify improvements we can make to avoid any future problems
  • Carry out an annual infection control audit to make sure our infection prevention and control procedures are working
  • Provide annual staff updates and training on cleanliness and infection prevention and control
  • Review our policies and procedures to make sure they are adequate and meet national guidance
  • Maintain the premises and equipment to a high standard and ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to reduce or remove all infection risk
  • Use disposable materials for items such as couch rolls, modesty curtains, floor coverings, towels etc., and ensure that these are changed frequently to minimise risk of infection
  • Make alcohol hand rub gel available throughout the building