The Hackwood Partnership

Essex House, Essex Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8SU

Infection Control

Hackwood Partnership Infection Control Statement 2016-2017

This annual statement will be generated each year in March.  It will summarise:

Any infection transmission incidents and action taken (if necessary these will have been reported in accordance with our significant event procedure).

Details of any infection control audits and any subsequent actions taken as a result.

Details of any infection control risk assessments and any subsequent actions taken as a result.

Staff Training

Review and update of policies, procedures and guidance.

Infection Control Leads

The practice lead for Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) is Dr Sykes. She is supported by Clare Smith who is the designated link nurse for IPC, and Scarlett Hooper (Practice Manager).

Clare Smith attends the quarterly IPC meetings arranged by North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NHCCG).  She also carries out regular audits, maintains the IPC folder and organises staff training.   Any information is cascaded back to Practice staff via staff meetings and email.

Significant Events

We received an anonymous complaint regarding aseptic technique.

An update from Jane Barker, Tissue Viability Nurse, was organised and in-house training regarding the aseptic technique procedure was completed.


Three Infection Control Audits were carried out using nationally recognised tools in accordance with guidance from Jacky Hunt (IPC specialist nurse).  The results were copied to Tom Crawford (Infection Control Quality Manager for North Hampshire CCG).  Outcomes of the audits were discussed with the Practice Manager and action plans formulated to address any outstanding matters identified by the audits.  Details of audits and action plans are kept in the IPC folder and on the staff intranet.

1 June 2016

Decontamination of Equipment and The Practice Environment


There is a spreadsheet to document the cleaning of medical equipment.

Cleaning standards and procedures are available in the Surgery.

Damaged paintwork has been repaired.

Damaged couches are in the process of being repaired.

There are couch roll dispensers in all clinical rooms that are able to accommodate them.

2 November 2016

Hand Hygiene Environment Treatment/Consulting Rooms


Sink design is not compliant.   This will be addressed as refurbishment is done.

Water heaters have been repaired and there is hot water in all clinical rooms.

Cleaners have been asked to clean all bins, including waste bins, and to include on the cleaning schedule for regular cleaning.

3 February 2017

Audit of Clinical Room Environment


Some GP rooms are carpeted.  They are being updated as needed as part of ongoing Practice improvements.

We have no mechanical ventilation and suspended ceilings in the Practice and, unfortunately, we are unable to address this.

There is no fly screen on treatment room window, so the window will be closed when minor surgery is being performed.

Staff training

All staff have undertaken on line infection control update.

Review of any policies, procedures and guidance

All infection control policies in the CQC toolkit were reviewed and updated.