Members Forum


Easy Read Leaflets and Posters

I am putting together a folder for leaflets and posters in easy read format. Most of the resources I can find are hospital based. Does anyone have any easy read leaflets regarding infections for community based services (i.e. care homes)? I have quit...


un-vaccinated staff

hi all, i was wondering what other organisations do about staff who are un-vaccinated against Covid? Are there specific tasks such as AGPs that they would not be allowed to do? does anyone have a policy about how to manage un-vaccinated staff in orde...


Cleaning of toilets with toilet brushes

Just wondering if you use disposable toilet brushes ? 


Sharps safety training

Hi all, does anyone know of a free online resource for sharps training for care home staff please?  Keen not to reinvent wheels, if at all possible.  Thank you.


FFP3 masks for Vitrectomy

Hi All, I am trying to get a consensus on what everyone is doing regarding the wearing of FFP3 masks for ophthalmic surgery - vitrectomies in particular. Prior to COVID surgical masks were worn and vitrectomy is not on the list of AGPs. I don't feel...


Theatre open top bins

Hello. New staff who have come from other hospitals say it is accepted practice to use open top bins in theatre, the rationale being that all bins are changed between patients? Does anyone have any further info on this please, all I can find is aroun...


Infection Prevention patients walking with purpose

Hello We are currently working on  an SoP algorithm for reducing transmission  the infection for those patients who walk with  purpose and risk to other  patients .., this was identified as lessons learnt for ward CoVId outbr...


UK RCN releases Report of 2020 BBFE Survey

Dear colleagues,FYI. On Friday, the UK Royal College of Nursing released its Report of its 2020 survey of members’ blood and body fluid exposures and experiences. The incidence of sharps injuries and mucocutaneous exposures are alarming and likely du...


SNOMED code for AmpC

Later this year, our Trust is moving over to Cerner for our electronic patient records. Can anyone who uses Cerner (or another EPR) please tell me whether they have a SNOMED code for AmpC positive organisms (& if so what the code is)? Thank you


Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust's Decontamination Solutions Framework

Just thought that I would let you know that The Decontaminator has won a place on CoC Decontamination framework for HPV electrostatic spraying and fogging. This is targeted at NHS bodies, Educational bodies, Emergency services, councils, and minister...