Infection Prevention and Control

One of our priorities in improving quality of care throughout the Trust is promoting high standards of infection prevention and control. We have a series of Infection Control Policies which set out the standards required to minimise risks brought about by hospital acquired infections.

Infection Control Policies and Procedures

Infection Prevention and Control Team

Professional Lead for Infection Prevention and Nursing
Meryl Lawrenson - Contact 07909 993966

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
Lorna Pritt - Contact 07795 603140

Clinical Equipment Co-ordinator
Lynne Coward - Contact 07887 760462

Assistant Practitioner
Helen Lloyd - Contact 07810 836218

PA to the Infection Prevention Team
Angela Brownbill - Contact 01539 718169

Healthcare-associated infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as a direct result of healthcare interventions such as medical or surgical treatment, or from being in contact with a healthcare setting.

The term HCAI covers a wide range of infections. The most well-known include those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).

HCAIs pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors. They can incur significant costs for the NHS and cause significant morbidity to those infected. As a result, infection prevention and control is a key priority for the NHS.

NHS England | HCAIs Guidance and Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Toolkit

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