Hand Hygiene

mark cole made this Freedom of Information request to The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madame

I am a lecturer with the University of Nottingham and an ex infection control nurse.

I am undertaking a PhD and as a part of this am examining the Hand Hygiene policies of all Acute, PCT and Mental Health Trusts in England

Through general internet searching I have been acquire about 30% of these policies. Your organisation is not one of these.

Therefore I would like to request your trusts most recent hand hygiene policy. An e-mail attachment would be great.

Kind Regards

Mark Cole
Lecturer
University of Nottingham
C/O Grantham & District Hospital

Telephone 01476 565232

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Cole

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Ref: 1613

Hand Hygiene Policy

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on
22/10/2009. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later
than 20 working days from this date.

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Information Commissioner's Office
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Yours sincerely

Emma Newman

RA and Information Governance Co-ordinator

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Cole

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Ref: 1613

Hand Hygiene Policy

Thank you for your email received 23^rd October 2009. You asked for a
copy of the Trust's Hand Hygiene Policy

Your request for information has now been considered. Please see attached
the Trust's Hand Hygiene Policy.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Records and Information Governance Manager at Dudley PCT, St John's
House, Union Street, Dudley DY2 8PP or telephone 01384 366173 or email
[email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Emma Newman

RA and Information Governance Co-ordinator