Annual Infection Prevention and Control Statement


This annual statement will be generated each year in April in accordance with the requirements of Health and Social Care ACT 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and controls of infections and related guidance. Our report will be published on the Practice website and will include the following:

-Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken. These will be reported in line with our Significant event policy.
-Details of any infection control audits and action plans with actions undertaken.
-Details of any risk assessments carried out.
-Details of staff training. 
-Details of any updated policies, procedures and guidance. 


Infection Prevention and Control Leads 
Senior Partner
Ellie Cook                (Practice Nurse)
Chrystal Maskall  (Operations Manager)
Sam Fowle             (Projects assistant) 


Infection prevention and control incidents 
Significant events involve examples of good practice as well as challenging events. 
Incidents are reported to Ellie Cook via Practice Manager. They are then reviewed at our clinical meeting or senior management meeting. Any shared learning will be shared with the Practice staff. 
In the past year there has been 0. Significant events relating to infection control. There has also been 0 complaints made regarding cleanliness or infection control.


Infection prevention audit and actions 
Our practice audit was carried out 17th June 22 which resulted in us being scored at 71% the list of actions is below; 
1) External cleaning company audits
2) De-clutter
3) Ensuring staff are up to date with IPC training
4) Improve documentation of cleaning 
5) Deep clean of surgery e.g. carpets? 


Risk assessments 
We carry out risk assessments so any risk is minimised to be as low as possible. In the last year the following risk assessment has been carried out.
1) Legionella (Water) Risk Assessment: The practice has conducted its water safety risk assessment to ensure that the water supply does not pose a risk to patients, visitors or staff.
2) Sharps Management for non-clinical staff – Safe handling of sharps bins. 
3) External Cleaning company – Standard of cleaning.


In the next year the following risk assessments will be reviewed 
1) Hand hygiene audit. 
2) External cleaning company – Standards of cleaning.  
3) Clinical waste audit - Safe labelling of clinical waste bags.


Staff training 
Each staff member is required to complete the following training: 
1) Infection control Clinical/Non Clinical depending on their role this is via Bluestream and part of our mandatory training 
2) Infection prevention booklets which staff have to answer questions. Elle reviews the answers and lets staff know their pass rate 
3) CCG provide additional IPC training via online events correct 


Policies and procedures 
IPC guidance NHS cleaning standards 2021  
IPC manual 2022

It is the responsibility of all staff members who work at Burlington Primary Care to be familiar with this statement and their roles and responsibilities. 

The IPC lead and Registered Manager are responsible for reviewing and producing the annual statement. 
This annual statement will be updated on or before April 2023.