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 Community IPC team:

They are based at London Road Hospital, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2QY, and phone 01332 258 190.

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:

  • Wednesday 1 July 2020, 10am-12 noon - venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020, 1pm-3pm - venue to be confirmed 

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:

  • Wednesday 1 July 2020, 1pm – 3pm – venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020, 10am – 12 noon - venue to be confirmed

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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