The Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team’s function is to provide advice and support to reduce the burden of infectious disease, including healthcare associated infection in all primary care, community health and social care settings.
The prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI), which includes MRSA and Clostridium difficile, is a high priority. Effective prevention and control of HCAI has to be embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by everyone.
Registered providers of all healthcare and adult social care in England must comply with ‘The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance’ (Department of Health 2010).
A wide range of resources have been developed to support community health and social care settings. There are the ‘North Yorkshire Community Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Guidance’, posters, leaflets, factsheets, audit tools and much more.
Please note, all community staff employed by HDFT must follow the Hospital Infection Control Policies.
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