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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 16, 20 December 2010
Date of Publication: 26 October 2011
Inspection Report published 26 October 2011 PDF

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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

Our judgement

The service has in place for managing cleanliness and infection control. Careworker are aware of what the must do to minimise risks. On the basis of the evidence provided and the views of people using the service we found the service to be compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People told us that carers washed their hands before and after contact with them. They also saw them wearing gloves and apron whilst providing personal hygiene care.

Other evidence

The provider told us that all staff receive training in infection control. This was subsequently verified by three staff who were interviewed. Infection control training is also part of the induction training programme. Staff said they use gloves and aprons. Staff are checked on how they wash their hands. This is done during the supervision meetings. Team leaders also observe whether staff do wash their hands. There is an infection prevention and control lead who has put in place an infection control programme. This programme outlines the various policies, procedures and guidance that are in place. There is also an information leaflet on infection control for users of service. This leaflet is included in their service user guide.