Advice on clinical management
Infection Matters Limited can provide clinical immunisation advice by email, telephone or in person to your clinicians and specialist immunisation staff. The UK Immunisation programme can appear complex to staff who do not deliver it on a daily basis. We can provide reassurance to clinical staff that they are administering the correct vaccines, in the correct dose, timescale and at the correct age (especially important for children). Ensuring the correct vaccines are given can be challenging especially when children attend outside the scheduled times, have had some immunisations outside UK in other countries or have underlying medical conditions. Our Consultant Nurse has many years of experience in the field of immunisation and has a high national profile in the speciality (See Profile).
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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.