through immunisation, education
and best practice.
Infection Matters Limited provides expert advice to a range of organisations on matters related to Infection Prevention and Control, and Immunisation.
Minimise the risk of infection
Immunisation is the first line of defence in infection prevention and we believe these two processes are inseparable. Health care associated and vaccine preventable infections are costly and reduceable. Infections can cause pain, discomfort, hardship and carry risk of morbidity and mortality. Incidents and outbreaks of infection may result in reduction or even temporary loss of your service capability, damage to your organisation’s reputation, and in some cases result in litigation. Infection Matters Limited offers an array of services to assist you in providing safe care for your clients by minimising the risk of infection.
Infection Matters Limited can support you in your role in delivery of infection prevention and immunisation programmes strategies. We can provide consultancy support for your organisation, working with your own staff to assist them in reviewing your organisation’s performance against national standards, internal goals and objectives. Ultimately supporting you to deliver a quality and constantly improving service.
Advice on clinical management
Infection Matters Limited can provide advice by email, telephone or in person to your Directors, Managers, clinical staff and even your patients, on matters pertaining to the clinical management and control of healthcare associated infection, and immunisation requirements.
Service development & improvement
Infection Matters Limited can assist you in assessing the Service you currently provide and identifying areas for development or improvement. We can advise on potential mechanisms, options and recommendations for service improvement. We will assist you in the production of position statements, business cases or service specifications to support your efforts to provide a high quality service.
Policy implementation & clinical practice audit
Infection Matters Limited can assist you in ensuring your organisation’s policies are implemented by your service providers or staff. Adherence to infection prevention and immunisation policies needs to be evidenced within your organisation, either for management/board assurance or to assure commissioners. We can provide independent audits against national standards, with reports that give recommendations and guidance on how to improve were standards fall short.
Education & training
Infection Matters Ltd can provide Immunisation and Infection prevention and control education and training for all levels of staff, and services users, in your organisation.
Mentorship & clinical supervision
Infection Matters Limited has years of experience supporting and managing practitioners in the fields of immunisation and infection prevention. Our Consultant Nurse can provide clinical supervision and mentorship for staff involved in immunisation and infection prevention and control.
Infection Matters Limited has experience of recruiting staff for posts up to Band 9 of the Agenda for Change pay bands. We can assist you in planning your recruitment and assessing applicants for your vacancies in the fields of immunisation and infection prevention.
Infection Matters Limited can write policies pertaining to immunisation and infection prevention tailored to your organisation, if they do not already exist, or can review, update and revise existing policies.
Navigate complex immunisation programmes
The UK Immunisation Programme is one of the most comprehensive in the world. Rightly the schedule and programmes for eligible groups are under constant review as new vaccines come to market and new evidence is produced. It can be difficult to keep up with the changes, however understanding the rationale and background for a change or addition to the programme can help staff better remember the schedule, and more importantly explain the immunisation schedule to patients and parents. Infection Matters Limited can assist you in ensuring your staff are well educated and understand the rationale for the UK immunisation schedule.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – SARS-CoV-2
In December 2019 an novel coronavirus was reported among patients in China. The virus has since been named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome- Coronavirus- 2). The disease it causes is named COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 19 (’19’ after the year 2019 in which it was first discovered). This virus causes, like other coronaviruses, causes common cold […]
The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance
The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (2015) is the seminal text on infection prevention and control for all organisations. The Care Quality Commission, who regulate and inspect all healthcare providers, use this document to measure compliance and quality of an organisation’s […]
Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status
It is not always possible to know a patient’s previous immunisation history however it is important to ensure that they are fully protected against vaccine preventable diseases.This document, created by Public Health England, is invaluable in assisting immunisers in their decisions regarding which vaccines to give to individuals who have uncertain or incomplete immunisation records. […]
Complete Routine Immunisation Schedule
The complete routine immunisation schedule is updated whenever changes are made to the national programme. It is vital that all staff involved in advising or giving immunisations is aware of the current schedule and has a copy of this to hand. The latest version can be accessed here.