Good infection prevention (including cleanliness) is essential to ensure that people who use health services receive safe and effective care. Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.
Good management and organisational processes are crucial to make sure that high standards of infection prevention (including cleanliness) are developed and maintained. The CQC base their expectations of registered providers on the criteria of the code and their findings help them to decide if providers deliver safe, effective and well-led services.
This Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Audit allows you to keep track of your annual IPC review. It aids with reflecting findings and supporting information as examples of evidence of good practice.
Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment