For Commissioners of services, Infection Matters Limited can ensure you are informed and knowledgeable Commissioners; that your contracts and specifications provide the detail to ensure your providers deliver a high quality service and you are able to appropriately performance manage them.
For Providers of Services Infection Matters Limited can support you both strategically and operationally. We can work with you to assess of your current level of provision; produce or review an action plan or work programme to ensure you prioritise work streams to deliver quality care to your patients and clients.
For Pharmaceutical (vaccine) industry clients Infection Matters Limited can support you in understanding UK immunisation policy formulation processes, national arrangements and key stakeholders, operational delivery systems, budgetary considerations and payment structures and arrangements. With a deeper understanding of how vaccination policy and arrangements work in UK you will better placed to consider positioning of your products in the market and how to influence the success of this vital public health intervention.
We can create, review, or revise your local policies, conduct audit of policy implementation and practice. This will enable you provide evidence of compliance with standards to assure you own organisation and, if necessary, your commissioner.
Infection Matters Limited can:
- Provide expert advice on the management of patients and clients, giving advice on isolation, decontamination and application of standard procedures for carers and staff.
- Provide training and education for all levels of your work force.
- Mentor your infection prevention and immunisation staff; supporting them in their professional development from novice to expert within their specialist field.
- For providers involved in immunisation Infection Matters Limited can assess your current performance and provide you with support and advice to improve your service. Service improvement would increase uptake of vaccination and immunisation among your patients, clients and staff. For providers with NHS England contracts to delivery immunisation programmes service improvement and subsequent higher uptake can increasing your potential income from ‘item of service’ enhanced service payments, remuneration profit and target related payments.
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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.