Infection prevention and control - introduction

Joined Up Care Derbyshire recognises the impact that healthcare-associated infections can have on individuals and we are committed to promoting effective, high-quality care in a safe environment across all services.

Infection prevention and control services are commissioned across Derby and Derbyshire to provide advice and support for GP practices, care homes and other community providers. The aim is to promote best practice and reduce the risk of infection to our population. 

Infection prevention and control teams are working closely with other such teams across the region to ensure processes are in place and required standards are met. Link forums are held for care homes and GP practice nurses to support these areas of work.

Contact the Southern Derbyshire team

The team

Southern Derbyshire is supported by University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust's Community Infection Prevention Control team.

The team is based at London Road Hospital, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2QY, and phone 01332 258 190.

To contact a member of the Community Infection Prevention Control Team, please email uhdb.communityinfectioncontrol@nhs.net

Infection prevention and control care home link forums

The care home infection prevention and control link forum has been established to provide infection prevention and control support to care homes within south Derbyshire. All care homes are encouraged to identify an infection prevention and control lead for their home, who will act as the initial contact point for residents and families, along with other care home staff and visiting professionals, to encourage and support best practice in the care home. 

For further information or to book a place at the next meeting please contact the team. Forthcoming meetings:

  • Unfortunately the November 2020 forum has been postponed, new dates will be arranged and confirmed once appropriate Covid-19 secure venues have been sourced. Details of future events will be released via this webpage and IPC link emails. Please note for future forums, attendance numbers will be limited, with the bookings to be made in writing to uhdb.communityinfectioncontrol@nhs.net

Practice nurse infection prevention and control link forums 

The practice nurse infection prevention and control link forum aims to meet quarterly to bring together the identified leads for infection prevention and control from GP Practices to promote best practice, quality of care and share knowledge. The infection prevention and control practice links will act as the role model within GP practices and facilitate further learning among colleagues and their individual teams. 

Forthcoming meetings:

  • Unfortunately the November 2020 forum has been postponed, new dates will be arranged and confirmed once appropriate Covid-19 secure venues have been sourced. Details of future events will be released via this webpage and IPC link emails. Please note for future forums, attendance numbers will be limited, with the bookings to be made in writing to uhdb.communityinfectioncontrol@nhs.net

Contact the North Derbyshire team

North Derbyshire is supported by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s infection prevention and control team. They are based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5BL, and phone 01246 513 183.

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