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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to reducing the risks of infection to its patients and staff.  For this to work, the effective prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) has to be embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by everyone.  Infection control is everyone's business.  Every one of us has an important contribution to make to infection control and prevention.

We aim to:

  • Reduce potential risks to all health service users in Leeds from healthcare associated infections and infectious diseases
  • Raise awareness of infection control

In relation to this, 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.


  • PHE Guidance - Managing patients who require assessment for Ebola virus disease (Oct 17, 2014)

Carbapenamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

Headlice Management and Guidance:

Audit Tools:

Clostridium Difficile

Infection Control in the Built Environment and Sanitary Assemblies

Guidance for GP Practices when undertaking refurbishments or in the developing stages of new builds:

Cleaning Guidance for GP Surgeries:

The Management of Waste Guidance:

Cytotoxic Waste Segregation

Please refer to the following documents and posters intended to provide general practices with a summary guide to the requirements on waste segregation and their responsibilities. Should you require further information or clarification please contact your waste collector or the Environment Agency.

Infection Prevention and Control Training:

Poster toolkit:

GP Link Champions:

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 LTHT switchboard on 0113 243 2799.



Links to other resources and websites:

Care Quality Commission (CQC): Guidance about compliance refer to Outcome 8: Cleanliness and Infection Control:  Click here 

NICE Infection Control Guidelines March 2012: Click here

National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections Click here

Sanitary Assembles Guidelines 'Facilities for Primary and Community Care Services': Click Here

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