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The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance

 

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The Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance

This code of practice comes into force on 1 April 2011 for existing registered providers and primary dental care and independent sector ambulance providers, and on 1 April 2012 for primary medical care providers.

It sets out the criteria against which a registered provider's compliance with the requirements relating to cleanliness and infection control will be assessed by the Care Quality Commission. It also provides guidance on how the provider can interpret and meet the registration requirement and comply with the law. More …