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Professional Resources

Essential guidance

It is highly recommended that you become familiar with the contents of the documents to be found in this section. They provide guidance that will assist you in developing the systems and processes that you need to have in place, in order to achieve compliance in infection prevention and control within your care home.

Department of Health: Prevention and control of infection in care homes – an information resource, 2013

Department of Health: Prevention and control of infection in care homes Summary for staff, 2013

Department of Health: The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance, 2015

National institute for Health and Care Excellence: Infection prevention and control Quality Standard 61, 2014

National institute for Health and Care Excellence: Healthcare associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care Quality Standard 139 2014

National institute for Health and Care Excellence: Helping to prevent infection A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes, 2017​

Care Quality Commission: Key lines of enquiry for adult social care services

Care Quality Commission: Regulations for service providers and managers

Care Quality Commission: (Registration) Regulations, 2009

Royal College of Nursing: Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for nursing staff, 2017

 

Care Quality Commission 

In November 2017 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made Infection Prevention and Control a mandatory Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE).

We work closely with our local CQC teams to aid them in their inspections and to ensure the same correct message is being passed out between all partner organisations.

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