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Infection Prevention and Control – helping you meet CQC requirements

An innovative IPC website developed by a NHS Community IPC Team to help you reduce healthcare associated infection and hospital admissions.

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There has been a rise in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting/influenza/chest infections in the community over the past few weeks. We would like to remind you to help reduce the risk of infection: • Always apply standard precautions • Encourage your patients/residents/service users to keep hydrated

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As the lead for infection prevention and control within a large CCG I have found the ‘Preventing Infection Workbook for General Practice’ an extremely valuable resource. The very positive feedback that I have received from the general practices indicates that the Workbook is being widely used not only as an update for infection prevention and control, but as reference for everyday practice.

Alison Young Infection Control Nurse, Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups