Infection Prevention and Control
Aims and objectives of service
This service offers specialist advice and support relating to infection prevention and control. It aims to ensure that patients with an infection receive seamless care when being transferred from one organisation to another. It empowers organisations to work together to develop strategies to reduce healthcare associated infections.
The service also provides specialist advice and support relating to infection prevention and control to community-based services providing NHS services including GPs, dentists, care homes with nursing and intermediate care beds, Optometrists and Podiatrists.
It provides advice and support to patients, relatives and staff working within community-based organisations providing NHS services within Nottingham City.
The team ensures that anyone discharged from hospital within Nottingham City with a diagnosis of Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and/or Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) are reviewed by the Infection Control team and their treatment is continued where appropriate.
The service also conducts an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Audit Programme and post infection reviews; provides advice, support, training to any patient, carer or health care professional and receives incident reporting from Microbiology, Secondary Care Infection Prevention and Control team, Public Health England, Pharmacists, Optometrists, Dentists and independent contractors via the telephone, letter
Days/hours of operation
The service operates from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.
The service will receive and accept referrals from Microbiology, Secondary Care Infection Prevention and Control Team and Public Health England via the telephone, letter or fax, in relation to any patient registered with a Nottingham City GP or accessing Nottingham CityCare Partnership services.
All staff, patients, their families and carers within Nottingham CityCare Partnership services and who are registered with a Nottingham City GP.