CQC Infection Control
There have been a lot of "urban myths" floating around over the past few years about what CQC means for practices, such as practices having to remove any toys from waiting rooms and replacing all their carpets. These aren't true but there is a need for practices to be compliant with regulations which now apply to General Practices. There 2 documents worth reading as they are the ones practices will be assessed against by CQC.
- The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance. (2015 updated version)
- The National Specifications for Cleanliness in the NHS: Guidance on setting and measuring performance outcomes in primary medical and dental care premises This includes some examples that practices can adapt and use.