'Effective prevention and control of healthcare associated infection has to be embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by everyone’
- DoH (2008)
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to reducing healthcare associated infections (HCAI). This commitment is demonstrated through the inclusion of an Infection Prevention and Control Nurse in the CCG's quality structure.
The nurse is responsible for monitoring the quality and standards of infection prevention and control in local healthcare services including the Acute Hospital and Community Services. The nurse is also responsible for supporting continuous quality improvement in relation to infection prevention within primary care services and the independent care sector, including nursing and residential care homes. This includes working across organisational boundaries to investigate significant infection events and support continuous improvement.
What Is Infection prevention and control
Infection prevention and control is about preventing infections as much as possible, particularly those that are associated with healthcare (HCAI).
Hand Hygiene remains the single most important thing we can all do to prevent the spread of infection