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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 20 February 2013
Date of Publication: 5 March 2013
Inspection Report published 5 March 2013 PDF | 76.18 KB

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

We carried out a visit on 20 February 2013, talked with staff and reviewed information we asked the provider to send to us.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed. People were cared for in a clean, hygienic environment.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. Infection control procedures were in place. No surgical activities took place at the practice. Single use items were not re-used and the doctors used disposable items.

We saw that the premises were clean and well-maintained on the day of our visit. The practice was cleaned by a contracted cleaner. There were adequate hand washing facilities.

There was a contract for the removal of clinical waste and we saw that clinical waste and sharps bins were appropriately managed. Specimens were managed safely and transported to a laboratory by courier.