Infection prevention and control in general practice
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Infection prevention and control in general practice

Beejaye Nunkoo Infection control lead nurse, Hillingdon Primary Care Trust, London
Hilary Pickles Former director of public health, Hillingdon Primary Care Trust, London

Reducing healthcare-associated infections is a priority for the NHS. This article highlights infection prevention and control expectations for nurses working in general practice. Careful attention to detail and following recommended guidelines are good professional practice – protecting patients from infection and the practice from potential litigation.

Nursing Standard. 23, 13,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.12.23.13.44.c6731

Correspondence

beejaye.nunkoo@hillingdon.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review