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Infection Prevention and Control

Infection prevention is everybody’s business. Here we describe the role we play in infection prevention and ctontrol.

This page will be updated with relevant resources in due course. 

We work with providers across the whole health economy to prevent, reduce or control infection and to provide assurance to the CCG that registered providers are compliant with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections and Related Guidance (2010). 

Under the Health and Social Care Act, registered providers of healthcare must, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure that 

  • service users 
  • people employed for the purpose of the carrying on of the regulated activity and 
  • others who may be at risk of exposure to health associated infection arising from the carrying on of the regulated activity are protected against identifiable risks of acquiring such an infection

Become an antibiotic guardian 

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. 

Why it is relevant to you: Without effective antibiotics, many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, basic operations, even chemotherapy all rely on access to antibiotics that work. 

What we want you to do: To slow resistance we need to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics. We’re asking everyone in the UK, the public and the medical community to become Antibiotic Guardians. 

Call to action: Choose one simple pledge about how you’ll make better use of antibiotics and help save this vital medicine from becoming obsolete. 

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