Single assessment framework

Page last updated: 22 February 2024


Infection prevention and control

Quality statement

We expect providers, commissioners and system leaders live up to this statement:

We assess and manage the risk of infection. We detect and control the risk of it spreading and share any concerns with appropriate agencies promptly.

What this quality statement means

  • There is an effective approach to assessing and managing the risk of infection, which is in line with current relevant national guidance.
  • People are protected as much as possible from the risk of infection because premises and equipment are kept clean and hygienic.
  • There are clear roles and responsibilities around infection prevention and control.
  • Information about the risk of infection is shared appropriately with relevant partners, including agencies, people using the service and visitors.

I statements

I statements reflect what people have said matters to them.

  • I feel safe and am supported to understand and manage any risks.

Subtopics this quality statement covers

  • Cleanliness and hygiene (environment and equipment)
  • Personal hygiene (staff and people who use services)
  • Food hygiene
  • PPE
  • Vaccination
  • Infection management
  • Outbreak management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Waste and clinical specimen management