Infection Prevention and Control Statement November 2021

Here at the Heron Medical Practice, we are all committed to keeping our patients safe, especially when it comes to Infection Prevention and Control. We have an infection control lead – Senior Nurse Rachel Bain, and a Deputy – Non Clinical Nurse Manager Gemma Sanderson. The GP responsible is Dr Sebastian.

We have enlisted the help of a company called Infection Prevention Solutions, who provide us with regularly reviewed and updated policies and standard operating procedures. They attend yearly to audit each site and ensure we are compliant with all infection control measures.

We all undertake yearly training, (even non clinical staff) to ensure we are up to date with all aspects of infection control, which includes a yearly handwashing audit.

Due to Covid 19, the Infection Prevention and Control measures have had to be changed and adapted to ensure we are Covid safe and the staff have adapted well to the changes and risen to the challenge of ensuring the safety of our patients during this time.  

If you have any queries or questions related to infection control, please email the surgery for the attention of Rachel or Gemma and we will answer your query.