News and Notices

Infection, prevention & control campaign 2019 - 2020

From 1st September 2019 our campaign will be going back to basics to bust those myths around Infection, Prevention & Control (IP&C).


There will be a screen saver to launch the campaign and a range of posters for your work area available via your IP&C Champion or from our IP&C intranet page on the following topics:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – glove and apron use

  • Hand washing/use of hand gel

  • Uniform

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting


We have also taken the opportunity to refresh all things IP&C within DCHS. The Infection Prevention and Control Policy has been updated and now contains new sections on domestic pets visiting clinical areas, the use of portable fans within clinical areas and the cleaning of clinical equipment and patient bed space. All of our documents and leaflets have also been reviewed and improved – see our improved staff and patient outbreak forms for inpatient wards. Look out for more IP & C updates throughout the year.


Links to all this can be found on our improved IP&C intranet page under “Teams” on My DCHS.


IP&C it’s in your hands