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Infection control is ‘the golden thread’

Nesta Featherstone Associate nurse director for the infection prevention service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

COVID-19 highlights why this is a vital specialty, and why nurses can never become blasé about fundamental hygiene

While infection prevention and control (IPC) has always been essential, COVID-19 has thrown its contribution to patient care into sharp relief. ‘It has never been as high profile as it is now,’ says Nesta Featherstone, associate nurse director for the infection prevention service at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Nursing Standard. 36, 5, 55-55. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.5.55.s23

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