Would anyone be able to provide me with any information regarding IC procedures and training.
It would be interesting to know how other practice managers manage to train their staff in order to ensure they read and understood and are able to maintain the essential quality requirements/ standards at the practice in order to comply with HTM01-05. I would like some guidance if possible on staff training systems.
All of the above is relating to meeting CQC outcomes, in particular, Outcome 8.
We have sourced numerous courses and seminars to aid in adhering to outcome 8. I have found the best ones to be those that are run by your local deanery as they are not only CQC compliant but also conform to local PCT/cluster contractual requirements. Our local cluster has also run courses of their own so look out for those.
Last week, I went to The Dentistry Show at the NEC. I attended an IC seminar given by Bev Wasp from a Salford NHS body. She was straight talking and her approach was very practical. She answered all my questions in a way that I fully understood and could relay the information back to my team. She is worth tracking down if you can.
I hope this saves you a bit of time. I’ve attached a copy of our Infection Control Policy. I have also attached the HTM 01 05 self-audit tool which you may find useful.
Policies are available to download in the templates section in the members area.
I used the audit tool with our senior nurse in mind. It meant she had to have a full understanding of the HTM to run the audit. It has points of reference to most questions and therefore it is used in conjunction with the HTM. This was supplied with the printed version of the HTM but as most people (like me to start with) downloaded the monster straight from the DoH, it initially was missed.
I have also found that Henry Schein run an Infection Control course at their local centres so this may be of use to you. Tel. 029 2044 2800 or 08700 10 20 43 (I spoke to Sue O’Rourke who is the Course Co-Ordinator.)
I hope this all helps, but if you need any more info, please do not hesitate to contact me. We’ve had our CQC inspection so I know the attached policies and audits are compliant.