NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023
This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to by NHS England in the National infection prevention and control manual (NIPCM) for England.
The management of healthcare waste, including sharps, is an essential part of ensuring that care home activities do not pose a risk or potential risk of infection and are appropriately managed. Waste is potentially hazardous and, if not disposed of correctly, can result in injury or infection.
A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policies for Care Home settings is available to purchase @ £89.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.
Updated: 04/05/2023H&SC Order Form