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.
- Updated guidance on the management and treatment of Clostridium Difficile infection
- Patient information leaflet
Infection Prevention and Control Training
Legionnaires Management and Guidance
- Legionnaires’ disease - the control of legionella bacteria in water systems Approved Code of Practice 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
- National decontamination E-learning programme
- NPSA Colour Coding Poster
Infection Prevention and Control Team
Tel: 0113 843 4511