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Infection control

The Infection Prevention and Control Team work to combat infectious diseases and healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). 

What we do

The Infection Prevention and Control staff together with the Consultant Microbiologist (Infection Control Doctor) work to prevent the spread of HCA infection by:

  • Providing staff training and education, this includes hand hygiene
  • Providing updated infection prevention and control policies and guidelines
  • Providing information and resources on infection prevention and control, e.g. newsletters, posters and fact sheets.
  • Providing support and guidance to all C&I staff
  •  Providing support in alert organism/condition and outbreak surveillance and management procedures.
  • Conducting and facilitating a programme of audit (environmental and practice)
  • Giving advice and information on the purchase of materials and equipment
  • Giving advice and information on planning, refurbishments and new build projects of all clinical environments
  • Working closely with key departments and services within the Trust
  • Providing timely advice, information and reports to key trust committees in order to monitor and promote improvements in practice.
  • Developing an Infection Prevention and Control Strategy/Programme
  • Supporting research programmes

How to contact us

Postal Address:
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
St Pancras Hospital
Infection Control Department
5th Floor South Wing
St Pancras Hospital
4 St Pancras way
London NW1 0PE

Office Hours: Monday to Friday
For out of hours and weekend emergency advice:
In the first instance contact UCLH via 0845 155 5000 ask for bleep 359.
Alternatively, contact the Duty Microbiologist on call via UCLH switchboard 0845 155 5000

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