Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council Public Health takes preventing, minimising and controlling the risk of healthcare associated infection to patients/staff/visitors and carers very seriously.

Ways in which we do this include:

  • Education and training in infection control
  • Staff using good hand washing technique or using alcohol hand rubs
  • The use of disposable aprons and gloves
  • High standards of cleanliness
  • Making sure equipment is clean
  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of infection

Infection prevention and control is about preventing infections particularly those that are associated with healthcare – for example, ways of preventing infections being spread on the hands of health care workers or carers.

Care home guidance

This policy is provided to assist care homes managers in ensuring high quality infection prevention and control (IPC) practices are undertaken within their healthcare environment premises.

Management resources

Infection Prevention audit toolkit

Guidance at a glance

Example documents

Environmental cleaning resources and posters

Risk assessments

Outbreak documents