Welcome to Infection Prevention and Control.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team aim to provide timely expert advice to all Trust staff to keep our staff, patients and visitor safe.
An annual programme of work supports the Trust to deliver Infection Prevention and Control standards which are aligned to national policies and local priorities. This includes:
- Auditing of IPC standards to an agreed criteria making recommendations for change, monitoring progress and reporting to the Trust’s Quality and Safety Committee
- Developing and delivering IPC education and training programmes
- Supporting and developing IPC link staff
- Monitoring HCAI trends and highlighting areas for IPC intervention
- Provision of expert clinical advice and support to staff and public to identify and manage infection incidents and outbreaks including, as appropriate, the facilitation of root cause analysis, clinical case reviews and / or post infection reviews
- Provision of expert IPC advice into the planning of new services, new builds, refurbishments projects and purchasing of new equipment
Who are we?
The Infection Prevention and Control Team provides specialist infection prevention and control (IPC) support and advice for all clinical and support services provided by the Trust. The team is led by the Director for Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) and reports directly to the Chief Executive.
Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) can cause serious problems. They can complicate other illnesses and they cause distress to patients and their families. Not all HCAIs are avoidable however, with good practices many of them can be prevented. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is committed to tackling HCAIs and the harm that can result from them.
The Infection Prevention and Control Team and all Trust staff are working hard to reduce the risk of all infections. This page has been designed to give you quick access to advice on how you can help yourself and others to reduce the risk of infections.
Where are we?
The IPC team are based at in south Block:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01384 456111 extension 2174
Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) – Mary Sexton email@example.com
Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DDIPC) – Liz Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Infection Prevention and Control & Decontamination Lead – Kim Jarrett email@example.com
To view the annual infection prevention and control report 2020/21 click here
To view the annual infection prevention and control report 2018/19 click here
To view the annual infection prevention and control report 2017/18 click here.
To view the annual infection prevention and control report 2016/17 click here.
MRSA Screening Compliance Statement – April 2022 – March 2023
The Dudley Group HS Foundation Trust is compliant with the Department of Health Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening guidance. This means that all in-patient admissions – both elective and emergency – and certain elective day case admissions/attendees to our hospitals are screened for MRSA. This is undertaken both prior to arrival or on arrival.
Our Trust’s MRSA Policy and information leaflets are available on our websites.
Compliance with the MRSA Policy is monitored and reported to the Quality and Safety Committee monthly and actions are taken to follow up any incident of non-compliance with the MRSA screening procedure
Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC)
Patient information and Leaflets:
In this area of the website, you can view important patient information leaflets relating to infection control:
Clostridiodes difficile (GDH positive, toxin negative)
CPE – I may be a carrier (or have an infection)
CPE – I am a contact of a carrier/person who is infected
CPE – I am colonised/have an infection
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing organisms
Glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE)
How to use your MRSA screen postal kit (Sunrise version)
How to use your MRSA screen postal kit
MRSA screening – information for patients