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Infection Control

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Erewash CCG and Southern Derbyshire CCG recognise the impact healthcare associated infections can have on individuals and are committed to promoting effective high quality care in a safe environment across all commissioned services. The Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) work as part of the quality teams to support the commissioning processes and ensure required standards are met by working closely with other infection prevention and control teams across the region.  The team provide advice and support for GP practices and Care Homes to promote best practice and reduce the risk of infection, and have established Infection Prevention and Control Link Forums for Care Homes and GP Practice Nurses. If you require advice or support around infection prevention and control please contact the team via the contact details included on this page.

Infection Prevention and Control Team Contact details:

Sally Bestwick - Lead Nurse Infection Prevention and Control
 
Donna Foulkes - Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Kathleen Cox - Infection Prevention and Control Team Administrator
 
The IPC team are based at:

Toll Bar House,
1 Derby Road,
Ilkeston,
Derbyshire,
DE7 5FH

T: 0115 931 6226
E: ECCG.InfectionPreventionControl@nhs.net

ECCG & SDCCG Infection Prevention & Control Care Home Forums

The Care Home Infection Prevention and Control Link Forum has been established to provide Infection Prevention and Control support to all care homes within the area served by Erewash and Southern Derbyshire CCGs.  All homes are encouraged to identify an Infection Prevention and Control Lead for their home, who will act as the initial contact point for residents and their families along with other care home staff and visiting professionals to encourage and support best practice in the care home.  For further information or to book a place at the next meeting please contact the IPC team via the contact details provided. 

Forward dates for the ECCG & SDCCG Infection Prevention & Control Care Home Forum as detailed below: 
    
11 September 2018 – 1000-1200 – ECCG, Toll Bar House, Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH 
12 December 2018 – 1300-1500 – ECCG, Toll Bar House, Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH 

ECCG & SDCCG Infection Prevention & Control Practice Nurse Forums 

The Practice Nurse Infection Prevention and Control Link Forum aims to meet quarterly to bring together the identified Leads for Infection Prevention and Control from each GP Practice within Southern Derbyshire CCG to promote best practice and share knowledge around IPC to promote quality of care. The IPC Practice Link Champions will act as the role model within Practice and facilitate further learning amongst colleagues and their individual teams. Further information is available by contacting the CCG IPC team via the contact details provided. 

Forward dates for the ECCG & SDCCG Infection Prevention & Control Practice Nurse Forum as detailed below:

13 September 2018 – 1000-1200 – ECCG, Toll Bar House, Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH 
12 December 2018 – 1000-1200 – ECCG, Toll Bar House, Derby Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5FH 

Useful Links:

CQC Guidance for Providers 
http://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers            

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CQC Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment
http://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/regulations-enforcement/regulation-12-safe-care-treatment 

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The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (Department of Health 2015)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449049/Code_of_practice_280715_acc.pdf

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Epic3: National Evidence Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England (2014)
http://www.his.org.uk/files/3113/8693/4808/epic3_National_Evidence-Based_Guidelines_for_Preventing_HCAI_in_NHSE.pdf 

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NICE Clinical guideline [CG139] Published date: March 2012 (Last updated: February 2017) Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care
https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG139

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Decontamination of linen for health and social care (HTM 01-04)  - Published 20 March 2013 Last updated 9 June 2016  
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/decontamination-of-linen-for-health-and-social-care 

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Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control: Guidance for nursing staff (Royal College of Nursing, Nov 2017)
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-005940

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Creating a Strategic Focus to Support the Prevention of Infection. RCN statement - (Royal College of Nursing, Nov 2017)
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-006602 

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IPC  Information and learning resources for health care staff (Royal College of Nursing, Nov 2017)
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-005499 

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Tools of the Trade: Guidance for Health Care Staff on Glove Use and the Prevention of Contact Dermatitis(Royal College of Nursing, May 2018)
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pdf-006922 

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Guidance on uniforms and work wear (Royal College of Nursing, July 2013 - currently being updated)
https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-002724 

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National specifications for cleanliness: primary medical and dental premises (National patient safety Agency, 2010)
http://www.nrls.npsa.nhs.uk/resources/?entryid45=75241 

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National specifications for cleanliness: care homes
http://www.nrls.npsa.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-topics/environment/?entryid45=75240 

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Health matters: preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance (Public Health England, Published 13 November 2017)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-preventing-infections-and-reducing-amr/health-matters-preventing-infections-and-reducing-antimicrobial-resistance 

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Health Building Note 00-09 - Infection Control in the Built Environment (Department of Health, 2013)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-infection-control-in-the-built-environment 

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Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities. A practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings (Public Health England, 2017)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-protection-in-schools-and-other-childcare-facilities 

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Sharps Injuries - Health and Safety Executive webpage
http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/needlesticks/ 

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Legionella and Legionnaires disease (Health and Safety Executive)
http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires 

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Managing Legionella in hot and cold water systems (Health and Safety Executive)
http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/legionella.htm 

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The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems (Health and Safety executive, 2017)
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg282.pdf 

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UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 (Department of Health 2013)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244058/20130902_UK_5_year_AMR_strategy.pdf

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Start Smart – Then Focus Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for English Hospitals (Public Health England 2015)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417032/Start_Smart_Then_Focus_FINAL.PDF

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Prevention and control infection in care homes – an information resource (Department of Health and Health protection Agency 2013)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214929/Care-home-resource-18-February-2013.pdf 

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Prevention and control infection in care homes – summary for staff (Department of Health and Health protection Agency 2013)
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214930/Care-Home-Resource-Summary-Feb14-2013.pdf 

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Infection Prevention Society
https://www.ips.uk.net/ 

Last modified: 31/07/2018