There are a number of ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
All staff in all situations involving the care of service users or contact with their environment must use ‘SICPs’ and ‘TBPs’ (transmission based precautions).
SICPs and TBPs underpin routine safe practice and break the chain of infection which protects service users, visitors and staff. There is often no way of knowing who is infected, so by applying SICPs and TBPs to all people at all times, best practice becomes second nature and the risk of infection is minimised.
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.