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Infection Control Annual Statement

Seaton Surgery

 

Dr Jitendra Patel (GMC 2279556)                                             Seaton Surgery      

Dr Salvi Patel (GMC 6163635)                                                    Station Lane

                                                                                                            Seaton Carew

                                                                                                            Hartlepool  

                                                                                                            TS25 1AX

                                                                                                            Tel 01429 278827

                                                                                                            Fax 01429 864513

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Infection Control Annual Statement June 2015

Purpose

This annual statement will be generated yearly. It will summarise:

  •             any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our significant event procedure)
  •             details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions undertaken 
  •             details of staff training
  •             any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Background

Seaton Surgery lead on Infection, Prevention and Control is Nurse Practitioner - Diane Lake.

The practice uses single use instruments only.

This annual statement will be made available on our practice website and a copy available in reception.

Significant events

In the past year there have been no significant events raised that relate to infection control.

Audits

In June 2015 Practice Manager Sue Cullen, Nurse Practitioner Diane Lake and Nurse Marion Gledden completed an Infection, Prevention and Control Inspection and risk assessment within the Practice and the following points were addressed:-

Action plan to be undertaken after Infection Prevention Audit on 27th May 2015

No.

Area for improvement/action

Action required

Lead(s)

Date for achievement

Progress

Action Completed

1.

Nurses room, step needs replacing   for patients to get onto examination couch

Purchase step

Diane Lake

31/07/2015

 

Complete

2.

Boxes for B12 vaccines needed

Lidded box required to organised B12 vaccine supply for storage in HCA room

Diane Lake

31/07/2115

B12 storage sorted

Complete

3.

Leaflets to be stored in boxes, Nurses room

Better storage of leaflets

Diane Lake

 

Leaflets stored

Complete

4.

Out of date literature in clinical rooms

Clear all clinical rooms of out of date literature, BNF. MIMS etc

Marion Gledden

30/06/2015

All clinical rooms cleared of out of date literature

Complete

5.

Reception, towel dispenser needed for hand towels

Purchase hand towel dispense and arrange fitting

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Purchased - awaiting delivery

Complete

6.

Light pulls need replacing in staff and patient toilets

Purchase light pulls and arrange replacement or arrange hands free sensors.

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Mick Lake awaiting estimate for electronic sensors – In the meantime light pulls have been changed.

 

7.

Storage cupboard in yard area need lock to secure

Padlock to be purchased and fitted, key to be kept in key cupboard

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Lock purchased and fitted

Complete

8.

New pedal bin needed for patient toilet

Purchase pedal bin

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Bin purchased

Complete

9.

Spillage kit out of date

Dispose of and replace with new kit.

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Old kit disposed of and new one purchased.

Complete

10.

All members of staff to undergo hand hygiene training

 

Diane Lake

31/07/2015

KG, SD and PT

Complete

11.

Specimens storage awaiting collection

 

Nicola Sumpter

31/07/2015

Checked with Path Lab, Hartlepool regarding refrigeration of specimen. Only is overnight should urine be storage in the fridge. All biochemistry needs to be collected the same day.

Complete

 

 

In July 2015 Dr Salvi Patel, Nurse Practitioner Diane Lake and Nurse Marion Gledden carried out an annual audit to ensure hand hygiene protocols where adhered to by all staff and that hand washing posters were on show in each clinical room. Hand washing training was carried out with members of staff.

Staff Training

All staff members, both clinical and administrative, have completed Infection Prevention training during the last year, and certificates are held in their personnel files.   This training will carried out on a yearly basis.

Patients

Patients who are thought to have an infection that may be contagious, ie chicken pox, are asked to wait in a designated isolation room rather than the main waiting room. Patients are also asked to attend at the end of surgery. All patients requiring dressings who are known to have infection such as MRSA are treated at the end of the nurses list so that the room can be prepared and cleaned after the consultation.

Cleaning specifications

Cleaning is carried out in Seaton Surgery on a daily basis by our long standing local cleaner and we have a cleaning policy to follow. Our cleaner is hard working, flexible, thorough, and always works to a high standard. Our cleaning policy specifies how to clean all areas, fixtures and fittings and what products to use. Cleaning audits are undertaken and monthly spot checks are carried out. Nursing staff clean treatment areas and equipment in between patients and protective equipment policies are in place. The surgery has a stringent cleaning regime and we now use colour coded cloths and disposable colour coded mop heads.

Curtains

The practice has disposable curtains which will be changed every 6 months or sooner if required in line with our practice policy. The windows all have wipeable blinds to reduce infection risk.

Policies

Our Infection Control Policies and guidelines are reviewed or updated at least annually or sooner if the need arises or current advice changes.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Susan Cullen, Practice Manager

Dated: July 2015 – review one year.

 

 



 
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