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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 safety profile related to infection prevention. The document list the 10 compliance criteria, details how they can be applied in a variety of settings and also contains useful reference lists for all topics related to infection prevention and control. Click on the document name to access the hyperlink to the host webpage.

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