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Infection Prevention and Control


Anglian Community Enterprise acknowledges its duty to protect patients, staff, carers and visitors from the risk of avoidable healthcare associated infection. We are committed to ensuring that safe working practices are utilised by those providing healthcare services to our patients.  


We recognise that we have a duty of care to ensure we comply with The Health and Social Care Act 2008 and to protect service users/patients; staff; contractors and visitors from infections and supports the need for effective systematic arrangements for surveillance, prevention and control. We are therefore committed to reducing the incidences of healthcare associated infections and more importantly, maintaining that reduction. 

Click for more information: The Health & Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance DH 2015  



Hand washing 

Everyone can help stop the spread of infections by cleaning their hands properly at the right times. It is especially important that people who are caring for their own, or someone else's medical devices or wounds know about good hand hygiene.  



Click here for guidelines on:  Hand washing 


Hand Hygiene is the single most important factor in preventing the spread of infection. A link to the hand hygiene policy can be found here: 
Hand Hygiene Policy


The Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines incorporates a number of aspects related to infection control (sharps, personal protective equipment) all of which staff are required to adhere to in order to help reduce the spread of infection. A link to the policy can be found here: Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines 


Useful links


Public Health England website


A-Z infection control resources and factsheets