Infection Control Annual Statement 2022-2023
Woodcote Medical aims to keep the surgery clean and tidy in order to offer a safe environment for all staff, patients and visitors.
If you have any concerns about cleanliness or infection control, please report these to our reception staff.
Our GP and Nursing team follow procedures to ensure that treatment of our patients and clinical equipment used meet infection control guidance.
Purpose of this statement
The annual statement will summarise:
- Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been recorded within our Significant Event procedure)
- Details of any infection control audits undertaken and action taken
- Details of any infection control risk assessments undertaken
- Details of any staff training
- Reviews and updates of polices, procedures and guidelines
- Specific measures this year taken re the Covid-19 pandemic
One member of staff leads in infection control:
- Dr Aysha Butt – Partner
In the past year there have been no significant events relating to infection control.
All staff complete an infection control module as part of their online annual general training, and undertake yearly hand hygiene assessments. Certificates are issued and available for inspection.
Regular audits are carried out and a rolling refurbishment programme is in operation to ensure compliance with all standards. Our more recent Infection control audit was performed in June 2022 by the Deputy Practice Manager. There were no key areas of concern noted.
Policies and Procedures
These are reviewed and updated annually as required. All staff can access these via the practice server.
Covid-19 Reponse Plan
Since the Pandemic began, we have responded appropriately to the rapid developments of Covid-19 and we continually monitor and review all surgery processes & procedures. We reduced footfall within the practice by reverting to a telephone triage system and any subsequent face-to-face appointments booked by the GP and Nurse Practitioners. We continue to see patients for routine appointments such as cervical smears, asthma/COPD, diabetes and pre diabetes reviews and blood tests.
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