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The Infection Prevention and Control Team

The Infection Prevention and Control Team

Our infection prevention and control team is a dedicated department which includes an executive director of infection prevention and control, infection control doctors, and specialist infection control nurses. The team's work includes:

  • Acting as a source of specialist advice, advising and supporting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers on best practice. 
  • Developing infection control policies in line with national guidance.
  • Monitoring the incidence of infections in the Trust
  • Regular review of infection control practice in the Trust
  • Managing outbreaks of infection.
  • Delivering a programme of staff education.
  • Advising on infection control issues relating to new buildings or refurbishment works.

Every ward and department in our hospital has a nursing member of staff who acts as a link practitioner for infection control in their respective hospital area.

Further information with regard to infection prevention and control is available on this website or from our infection prevention and control team on  01823 342611.