Hand Hygiene

mark cole made this Freedom of Information request to Northamptonshire Healthcare 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
University of Nottingham
C/O Grantham & District Hospital

Telephone 01476 565232

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

I am now out of the office until wed 14 oct 2009


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Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for information about our Trust's hand hygiene
policy. I am responding on behalf of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS
Foundation Trust which provides mental health, learning disability, sexual
health and drug and alcohol services to the county's population.

I attach a copy of the relevant policy you require. Please note this is
also available on our website at the following link:


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