Infection Prevention and Control Statement November 2022

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. The GP responsible is Dr S. 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 also carry out our own internal audits once a year including a waste audit, a sharps audit and a handwashing audit. We carry out risk assessments on areas that need to be improved and work towards making changes as required. 

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.

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.