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Infection prevention and control means doing everything possible to prevent infection from both developing and spreading to others. The following resources are available to purchase and a selection are free to download and will assist you in preventing healthcare associated infections.

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An Introduction to the IPC Policies and Contents List for General Practice

A set of 25 Guidance documents that you can adopt as your own Policies

Aseptic technique Policy for General Practice

Aseptic technique Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Aseptic technique minimises the risk of contaminating an invasive device or contaminating a vulnerable area, such as a wound when introduction of microorganisms may increase the risk of infection. A...

BBVs (Blood-borne viruses) Policy for General Practice

BBVs Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Blood-borne viral infections are spread by direct contact with the blood of an infected person. The main blood-borne viruses of concern are: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency...

C. difficile (Clostridioides difficile) Policy for General Practice

C. difficile (Clostridioides difficile) Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice C. difficile (formerley known as Clostridium difficile) affects mainly people aged over 65, although people of all ages can get it. The infection nearly always occurs in patients...

CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) Policy for General Practice

CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice CJD is one of a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) which can occur in people or animals. A downloadable Community IPC Policy for General Practice which...

Hand hygiene Policy for General Practice

Hand hygiene Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Handwashing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Hand decontamination has a dual role to protect both the patient and the healthcare worker from acquiring...

Invasive devices Policy for General Practice

Invasive devices Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice An invasive device provides an entry point for microorganisms to enter the body and is a potential source for introducing infection. A downloadable Community IPC Policies for General Practice which...

MDROs Policy for General Practice

MDROs including ESBL and CPO Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice (formerley known as MRGNB) Some types of bacteria have developed resistance to many commonly used antibiotics, which can be passed on to other species of bacteria. A...

MRSA Policy for General Practice

MRSA Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice MRSA stands for Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  This bacterium lives harmlessly on the skin and in the nose. MRSA is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics, such as flucloxacillin. A downloadable...

Notifiable diseases Policy for General Practice

Notifiable diseases Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice A list of notifiable diseases that Health Protection need to be informed of. A downloadable Community IPC Policy for General Practice which can be adopted by your organisation is available...