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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to a zero tolerance approach to managing healthcare associated infections such as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C Diff).

The Infection Prevention and Control team works closely with all health and social care partners in Leeds to share evidence-based practice and expertise; develop and implement policies to prevent, control and reduce healthcare associated infections; carry out training and audit and offer specialist advice and support.

GP practices need to ensure that there are adequate arrangements in place for infection prevention and control and that they are compliant with the Health and Social Care Act (2008). Patients must be cared for in a safe, clean environment, where the risk of HCAIs is kept as low as possible. Follow the links on this page to find help and guidance. 

Audit Tools

Clostridium Difficile

Infection Prevention and Control Training

Sharp Safety

Legionnaires Management and Guidance

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidance

To contact the Microbiology Clinical Service please call 0113 392 3962 or 0113 392 8580 (9am - 5pm) or the duty Registrar or Consultant via the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust switchboard on 0113 243 2799


Hand Cleaning


Infection Prevention and Control Team

Tel: 0113 843 4511 

Please note that due to the due to the COVID-19 outbreak the team will not be able to respond to all questions or may be much slower to respond. Thank you for your understanding. 

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