Hand Hygiene

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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

Matthews Jacquie (5PV) West Essex PCT, West Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Yours sincerely

Jo Greeves
Corporate Services Department
NHS West Essex
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Kirkham Amanda (5PV) West Essex PCT, West Essex Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Cole

Thank you for your request for the hand hygiene policy for NHS West Essex.

We are currently reviewing all of our policies and that particular policy
is one of our priorities.

The existing policies were written by our Health Protection Unit and are
all incorporated in one infection control policy (one for community
hospitals and another for the community as a whole). These are on the
internet (but under I rather than H which you probably looked at).

I have attached these nevertheless for your information.

Kind regards

Amanda Kirkham
Community Matron, Infection Control
NHS West Essex

<<HPA Community Guidelines July 2007.pdf>> <<West Essex Community
Hospitals IC Manual Feb 2007.doc>>

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Environmental Information Regulations 2004. If it is asked by a third
party to disclose information sent to it by email or in any other
documented format, decisions about the release of such information will be
made on the basis of its understanding and application of the legislation.

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