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1. CQC evidencing compliance with outcome 8: what does it mean for you? Tracey Cooper President Infection Prevention Society & DIPC South London Healthcare NHS Trust

2. Care Quality Commission & Regulation Independent regulator for health & social care Aim to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home, and at home Health & Social Care Act (2008) CQC regulatory framework: Outcome 8 Focus on care delivered: what is visible and reported by patients, visitors, staff

3. Essential Quality Standards Legal requirement from Oct 2010 EQS 3: You can expect to be safe: You will be cared for in a clean environment where you are protected from infection. Outcome 8: the Hygiene Code evidence of systems and processes required.

4. Where and when? Patients lay in the same clothing and blankets they had brought in with them. There was a lack of linen to make bandages, and a lack of other essential supplies. . . 2000 patients were expected to make do with 20 bedpans..... Scutari 1854

5. Where & when? There were shortages of supplies including hand wipes, linen and bandages. We occasionally saw bedding and equipment left lying on the floor, and a lack of waste disposal bags, bedding and pillows. Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells 2007

6. Cleanliness Still the most important issue for patients Increasing body of evidence that a clean environment contributes to reduction in infection (Wilcox et al. 2004, Hota 2004) Improves the experience for patients, visitors and staff

7. National Standards NPSA Standards of Cleanliness Most recent: Revised Healthcare Cleaning Manual 2009 Standards for methods, frequencies Outcome specification visual monitoring 49 elements

8. Example audit score sheet

9. Assessing Standards enough? Easy to use? Comprehensive picture? Understandable to all? Based on very well established technology.................the Mark 1 Eyeball

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