Infection Control Annual Statement

Infection Control Annual Statement 2022-23

The annual statement will be generated annually in March. It will summarise:

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (These will be reported in accordance with our Significant Events Procedure,
  • Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions undertaken
  • Details of any control risk assessments undertaken
  • Details of staff training
  • Any review and update policies and procedures and guidelines


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead

The Infection prevention and control Lead is Carol Dark – practice nurse

Dr Marc Duffield – GP Partner, supports the IPC Lead,

Significant events

Infection transmission incidents (Significant Events)

Significant events (which may involve examples of good practice as well as challenging events) are investigated in detail to see what can be learnt and to indicate changes that might lead to future improvements. All significant events are reviewed in the monthly staff meetings and learning is cascaded to all relevant staff.

In the past year there have been no significant events relating to infection control.


The annual IPC audit was carried out on 17th November 2022 by Carol Dark and Dr Marc Duffield

No major issues were identified.

Minor issues identified:-

Pedal bins in 8 clinical rooms and 2 toilets were faulty

A number of chairs in the waiting room and clinical rooms were torn

There is minor damage to walls in  three clinical rooms

Action taken:-

Chairs and pedal bins have been replaced, a request has been sent to NHS property services to request repairs to walls

Dr Curran and Partners plan to undertake the following audits in 2023:-

  • Annual Infection Prevention and Control audit
  • Cleaning audit
  • Hand hygiene audit
  • Monthly Sharps bin audit
  • Weekly Cleaning Spot Checks

Staff training

Staff undertake mandatory annual infection, prevention control training.


All Infection Prevention and Control related policies are in date for this year.
Policies relating to Infection Prevention and Control are available to all staff and are reviewed and updated annually and all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice, guidance and legislation changes. Infection Control policies are circulated amongst staff for reading and discussed at meetings on an annual basis.

Risk Assessments

Immunisation: As a practice we ensure that all our staff are up to date with their Hepatitis B immunisations and offered any occupational health vaccinations applicable to their role (i.e., MMR, Seasonal Flu and Covid vaccinations). We take part in the National Immunisation campaigns for patients and offer vaccinations in house and via home visits to our patient population.

Curtains: All curtains are regularly reviewed and changed if visibly soiled

Cleaning specifications, frequencies, and cleanliness: There is a cleaning specification and frequency policy which the cleaners and staff employed by the trust work to.

Hand washing sinks: The practice has clinical hand washing sinks in every room for staff to use.


It is the responsibility of everyone to be familiar with this Statement and their roles and responsibilities under this.

Responsibility for Review

The Infection Prevention and Control Lead Carol Dark is responsible for reviewing and producing the Annual Statement for and on behalf of Dr Curran and Partners

Review date March 2024