This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Used laundry, e.g. linen (sheets, bedding, towels), service users clothing and staff uniforms or workwear, can become soiled with blood, faeces, other body fluids and micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Therefore, when handling used laundry, it is essential that care is taken to prevent the spread of 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 Guidance documents is available to purchase @ £69.99 – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.