SICPs and TBPs (Standard infection control precautions and transmission based precautions) Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice
All staff in all situations involving the care of patients or contact with their environment must use standard infection control precautions (SICPs). SICPs may be insufficient to prevent cross transmission of specific infectious agents. Therefore, additional transmission based precautions (TBPs) are required to be used by staff when caring for patients with a confirmed or suspected infection or colonisation.
SICPs and TBPs underpin routine safe practice and break the chain of infection which protects patients 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 IPC Policy for General Practice which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Also suitable for use within Dental Practice and Podiatry.
Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policiesare available to purchase @ £85.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.
Updated: 04/05/2023GP Order Form Dental Practice Order Form