Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group


On this page you will find useful links to Infection Prevention & Control information, publications and websites. 

Please note that due to the amount of information available below, some of the links may be more appropriate for an alternative sector of health than the area you are searching on behalf of. For more specific information about one of the following sectors, please visit the specific pages for Infection Control in Care Homes or Infection Control in General Practice.

Decontamination of linen for health and social care - government guidance

NICE Quality Standard for Healthcare Associated Infections (QS113)

Government guidelines on the safe management and disposal of healthcare waste

Flu vaccination information leaflet 2015/16 from Public Health England

The epic3 National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England

Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriacae toolkit

New Care Act 2014

Health & Social Care Act 2008- Infection Control Code of Practice (updated 2015)

Uniforms and workwear: guidance on uniform and workwear policies for NHS employers

Waste management - Royal College of Nursing

Preventing infection in care at home

NICE quality standard QS61- Infection Prevention and Control

NICE prevention and control of HCAIs in primary and community care 2012

UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance strategy 2013-2018

Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship competencies

Antimicrobial resistance - Royal College of Nursing

NICE clinical audit tool 2012

Respiratory Tract Infections: Infection Control Precautions in Healthcare Settings

RCN Guidance on Uniforms and Work Wear 

Health Technical Memorandum 01-04: Decontamination of linen for health and social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence 

NMC – Openness and Honesty when things go wrong

Care Quality Commission (CQC) 

Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care  

Guidelines on the facilities required for minor surgical procedures and minimal access interventions  

Safe management of healthcare waste

WHO- Clean Care is Safer Care 

CQC Essential Standards 


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