Our team

Our infection prevention and control team is a dedicated department which includes an executive director of infection prevention and control, infection control doctors, and specialist infection control nurses. The team’s work includes:

  • Acting as a source of specialist advice; advising and supporting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers on best practice
  • Developing infection control policies in line with national guidance
  • Monitoring the incidence of infections in the trust
  • Regular review of infection control practice in the trust
  • Managing outbreaks of infection
  • Delivering a programme of staff education
  • Advising on infection control issues relating to new buildings or refurbishment works.

Every ward and department in our hospital has a nursing member of staff who acts as a link practitioner for infection control in their respective hospital area.