Infection Control

Please see below our infection control statement.

Also please see the Infection Control Audits conducted by the Public Health Team at Stockport Council.  All practices in Stockport have these audits conducted.

We run our own mini audits in practice (led by Lyndsay Knight and Michelle Foster) in doing so we are please to show Gatley Medical Practice achieves and maintains excellent Standards in Infection Control.







Dr A Davison                                                                                                      Gatley Medical Practice

Dr P Carne                                                                                                           Old Hall Road

Dr S B Needham                                                                                                  Gatley, Cheadle

Dr K Memon                                                                                                        Cheshire SK8 4DG

                                                                                                                                 TEL:  0161 426 5100

                                                                                                                                FAX: 0161 428 8959



Salaried GP - Dr Nutan Patel

Practice Nursing Team - Sister Michelle Foster Sister Rachel Bailey

HCA- Mrs Aarti Khanna Mrs Lyndsay Knight

Practice Pharmacist   Mrs Shereen Amin      

Practice Manager – Mrs Sylvia Obrien                      




This annual statement will be generated each year in May.

. It will summarise:

  • Any infection transmission incidents and any action taken (these will have been reported in accordance with our Significant Event Policy).
  • Details of any infection control audits undertaken and actions taken.
  • Details of any infection control risk assessments undertaken.
  • Details of staff training.
  • Any review and update of policies, procedures and guidelines.


Significant Events

In the past year there have been no significant events raised that related to infection control. If there were any these would be discussed at a meeting attended by both doctors and nurses. Control measures will be put in place to prevent such incidents occurring again and policies and procedure were amended accordingly. Appropriate infection screening was successfully implemented following advice from the relevant professional bodies.



An audit on Coil/Smear and Minor Surgery are undertaken annually.


As part of our open and sharing policy and sharing information with our patients, the statement is placed on our website and will be notifying patients of any seasonal outbreaks that they may need to be aware of via posters in the surgery and on our website.


The practice carries out six monthly infection control audits.



Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are carried out so that best practice can be established and then followed. In the last year a number of risk assessments were carried out.



The surgery has various curtains and blinds, both at the windows and in consulting rooms as modesty screens to be used around couches during examinations. The NHS Cleaning Specifications state the curtains should be cleaned or if using disposable curtains, replaced every 6 months. To this effect we use disposable curtains and ensure they are changed every 6 months. The window blinds are very low risk and therefore do not require a particular cleaning regime other than regular vacuuming to prevent build up of dust. The modesty curtains although handled by clinicians were never handled by patients and clinicians would always remove gloves after an examination and before touching the curtains.


Staff Training

Infection Control policies are available – staff training is provided to all staff, at employment commencement and annually for clinical staff and every three years for administration staff..


Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Most policies are formally reviewed annually, however all are amended on an on-going basis as current advice changes, or need arises.


Sample Handling – reviewed March 2018

Spillage Handling – reviewed March 2018

Infection Control/Hand decontamination reviewed March 2018


Sharps and needlestick injuries – reviewed May 2018

Waste Management including sharps disposal reviewed March 2018

Vaccine Cold Chain and Storage – reviewed March 2018

Use of personal protective equipment reviewed March 2018

Aseptic Non Touch Technique – reviewed March 2018

Hep B – reviewed March 2018

Infection Control Policy reviewed March 2018



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