A comparison of the nationally important Infection Prevention and Control documents in NHS England and NHS Scotland

Loveday, Heather ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2259-8149, Curran, E.T., Burnett, E. and Robinson, J. (2020) A comparison of the nationally important Infection Prevention and Control documents in NHS England and NHS Scotland. Journal of Infection Prevention. ISSN 1757-1774

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Abstract

Background: The devolution of health to Scotland in 1999, led for the first time in the NHS to different priorities and success indicators for infection prevention and control (IPC). This project sought to understand, compare and evaluate the national IPC priorities and available indicators of success.
Aim: To identify the national infection prevention and control priorities alongside national indicators of success.
Methods: Critical analysis of nationally produced documents and publicly available infection related data up to March 2018.
Findings: For both NHS Scotland and England the local and national infection prevention and control priorities are evidenced by: a) People being cared for in an IPC safe environment, b) Staff following IPC safe procedures and c) organisations continuously striving not just to attain standards, but to improve on them. If national agencies that produce data were also charged with using a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) model, then there would be further opportunities to detect and improve on successes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2020. Curran, E. T. et al., A comparison of the nationally important infection prevention and control documents in NHS England and NHS Scotland, Journal of Infection Prevention. Copyright © 2020 (The Author(s)). DOI: 10.1177/1757177420971849.
Uncontrolled Keywords: National priority, infection control, quality improvement
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Medicine and health > Primary health
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Depositing User: Heather Loveday
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 15:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:14
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7487

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