Good infection prevention and control are essential to ensure that those accessing health and social care services receive safe and effective care. For example, infections acquired in care homes may be serious and in some cases, life threatening. They may worsen underlying medical conditions and affect recovery. Infections may be caused by organisms resistant to antibiotics which can be more difficult to treat.
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Contact and further information
For more advice and information about infection prevention and control in care homes homes read the available guidance from Public Health England.
Contact the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Health Protection Team by calling Dudley Council Plus.
Local and national guidance
- Care Homes: infection prevention and control
- Norovirus: managing outbreaks in community health and social care settings
- Influenza-like illness (ILI): managing outbreaks in care homes
- Dudley Formulary infections guidelines for information about Clostridium difficile and MRSA
- The national specifications for cleanliness: Guidance on setting and measuring performance outcomes in care homes
- Standard Precautions for Infection Prevention Guidelines on the Dudley Formulary
- Helping to prevent infection: a quick guide for managers and staff in care homes
- Colour coding of cleaning materials
- Public Health England - A-Z of infections
- Guidance on Flu Outbreaks in Care Homes