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Article: IPC Guidance – Making CQC Compliance simple for GP Practices

Infection prevention and control educational and training resources from the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, have been launched to great acclaim and meet CQC’s exacting standards and promote best practice .

The workbook produced by the team for General Practices provides them with much needed definitive information on all aspects of how to achieve exemplary CQC-approved standards.

The Preventing Infection Workbook and Guidance for General Practice, is one of a series of workbooks which have sold in excess of 50,000 copies. Created with a multidisciplinary team including Professor Kevin Kerr, Consultant Microbiologist and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, as well as a number of other specialists, the guidance provides advice on how GP surgeries can meet both CQC and Health and Social Care Act 2008 compliance, keeping their patients safe from infection. Demonstrating this also satisfies CQC requirements that staff must receive up-to-date training and education around infection prevention and control.

The workbooks use the latest evidence-based information and have been produced by a team which has an unrivalled breadth of experience and depth of knowledge of training healthcare staff. Not only do they feature up-to-date information needed to ensure CQC compliance, they also let providers demonstrate their commitment to high quality care and patient safety.

Professor KerrConsultant Microbiologist and Director of Infection Prevention and Control

With a confirmed track record, the IPC provide tried and tested solutions for all healthcare settings. IPC is an NHS organisation which re-invests revenues from the Workbooks and the other services it offers to develop additional high-quality resources such as bespoke training programmes and e-learning packages.

We’re proud to have produced these workbooks. They are continuously updated to reflect the ever-changing field of infection prevention and control, national guidance and legislation relating to it.

Sonya AshworthCommunity Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist