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Infection Prevention and Control: our service

Information about this service and contact details.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and infection prevention and control

See the latest information for care providers, to support you in managing staff and supporting service users. 

The purpose of this content is to provide care home staff with up to date information around infection prevention and control. This includes national and local guidance (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland), which is evidence based or represents best practice. Staff working in other social care environments will find that some information is also applicable to their work settings.

This section covers:

  • key guidance which you need to be aware of
  • preventing the spread of infection
  • management of specific infections
  • outbreaks of infection
  • urinary catheters
  • sepsis
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • the built environment (fixtures, fittings and structure)
  • audit tools
  • training and education. 

See: Infection prevention and control for information relating to the above.

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Contact the service

Local Authority Community Infection Prevention and Control Service (LACIPCS) 

  • Telephone: 0116 305 0705 
  • Email: infection@leics.gov.uk 
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

When you call the LACIPCS, a member of the Business Support team will answer your call and take a brief message. The information will then be passed onto the Infection Prevention and Control Service who will contact you as soon as possible.

All outbreaks of infection should be reported to Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency/Unit) on 0344 225 4524 Option 1. If you are concerned that a resident/service user has an infection, then you should contact their GP in the first instance.

If you are concerned that a resident/service user has an infection you should contact their GP in the first instance.

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