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The Health and Social Care Act 2008 states that all registered providers must provide adequate infection prevention and control arrangements. This will ensure residents are cared for in a safe and clean environment where the risks of healthcare associated infections are minimised. 

National Advice

National cleanliness standards are explained in the document below. It dates from 2010, however the guidance is still current. Read this as a starting point and use the links below for detailed explanations. 

Hand Hygiene

Clostridium Difficile (CDI):

Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

For outbreaks in care homes contact CDC team: 0113 3785900    

Out of hours advice:  0114 304 9843  

Influenza Outbreaks

Notify all influenza outbreaks to Public Health England: 0113 3860300   

Out of hours advice: 0114 3049843



Antimicrobial Resistance

Useful Posters

Urinary Catheters

For more information and downloads view our Continence Urology and Colorectal Service

Oral Health

Audit Tools

Infection Prevention and Control Team

Tel: 0113 843 4511

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