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 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.
- Download the national specifications for cleanliness: Guidance on setting and measuring performance outcomes in care homes
- NICE Helping to prevent infections - a quick guide for managers and staff in care homes
Clostridium Difficile (CDI):
For outbreaks in care homes contact CDC team: 0113 3785900
Out of hours advice: 0114 304 9843
Notify all influenza outbreaks to Public Health England: 0113 3860300
Out of hours advice: 0114 3049843
- Leeds Community Healthcare Urinary Catheter Policy
For more information and downloads view our Continence Urology and Colorectal Service
Infection Prevention and Control Team
Tel: 0113 843 4511