Infection Prevention and Control support for the Care Sector

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Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes and Domiciliary Care

The steps taken by care homes and domiciliary care agencies to protect people from infection play a crucial role in protecting staff, visitors and vulnerable people from the risks associated with infection.

Guidance on infection prevention and control – Care Homes

Guidance on infection prevention and control – Domiciliary Care

Contact one of the IPC Team

Care Homes are required to have a named person who is responsible for infection prevention and control. Care Homes also have a legal responsibility to report outbreaks of infection to NHS-HSA, CC, who are responsible for advising on outbreak control and monitoring of outbreaks.

Contact details of your local health protection team can be found by visiting:

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We are here to answer your questions, provide support and guidance as well as visit to visit your service and conduct an audit if you wish.

Page last modified: 17 April 2023
Next review due: 17 October 2023