Hand Hygiene

mark cole made this Freedom of Information request to Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Sir/Madame

I am a Lecturer with the University of Nottingham. I am an ex infection control nurse currently undertaking a PhD. As part of my study I am reviewing all Acute, PCT and Mental Health hand hygiene policies in NHS trusts in England. Many trusts post these on the internet and I have been able to locate about a third. Your trust is not one of them. Therefore I would like to make a request for your organisations most recent hand hygiene policy.

Kind Regards
Mark Cole

Shepherd Joanne, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Cole,

Swindon Primary Care Trust will deal with your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act, you may expect a response within 20 working days.

Kind Regards,

Joanne Shepherd

Receptionist

NHS Swindon
North Swindon District Centre
Thamesdown Drive
SN25 4AN.

Tel - 01793 708700
Fax - 01793 708701
[email address]

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Baker James, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Cole

NHS Swindon can now respond to your request under the Freedom of
Information Act.

Request

I am a Lecturer with the University of Nottingham. I am an ex infection
control nurse currently undertaking a PhD. As part of my study I am
reviewing all Acute, PCT and Mental Health hand hygiene policies in NHS
trusts in England. Many trusts post these on the internet and I have been
able to locate about a third. Your trust is not one of them. Therefore I
would like to make a request for your organisations most recent hand
hygiene policy.

Answer

Please find attached two hand hygiene audits:

One is specifically written for Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (our
inpatient rehabilitation unit).

The other is the standard precautions section from the Health Protection
Agency's 'Infection Control Guidelines for Community Settings Manual'. The
manual is used in all other community settings within Swindon PCT,
including GP practices and care homes. As the manual is very large and has
numerous sections, we have only forwarded the standard precautions
section, which incorporates hand hygiene practice as requested (section
1.0).

This concludes your request, should you be dissatisfied with the response
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refused you can appeal to the independent Information Commissioner on
01625 545 700 or [1][email address].

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Regulations 2005" (SI 2005 No. 1515).

Yours Sincerely

James Baker

Corporate Development Manager

NHS Swindon

Tel: 01793 708854

E-mail: [2][email address]

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