Infection Prevention Consultancy
The Health and Social Care Act 2008: The Code for the Prevention and Control of infections and related guidance (2015), obliges health care organisations to provide high standards of infection control. Registered providers must assure themselves, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), that they comply with all standards as laid down in ‘the Code’. Infection Matters Limited will help you to assess whether your Infection Prevention and Control Service or Commissioning team are working with due regard to national directives, standards, initiatives and reports relevant to your organisation.
Infection Matters Limited can:
- Help you to assess your current compliance position, complete self-assessment tools and prepare evidence for performance reviews by Commissioners, Contract performance teams, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and CQC.
- Identify areas of good and improving practice and gather the evidence necessary to support assessments and applications for NHS Resolution’s Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts.
- Can assist you in developing, implementing and evaluating an organisation wide infection prevention and control programme.
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