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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Infection Prevention and Control

This element of the induction process outlines the minimum requirements of a Registered Nurse or Midwife to support safe, effective, person centred infection prevention and control within NHSGGC. Each of the resources will support your knowledge and confidence in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

The main purposes of the IPC service is the prevention and control of infection and to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections. We provide an Infection Control service to all health care workers (both clinical & non-clinical disciplines), patients and visitors within NHSGGC.

The key functions of the IPC service are:

  • Provision & implementation of Evidence Based Policies & Guidelines
  • Education
  • Monitoring & surveillance of alert organisms
  • Surveillance of surgical site infections
  • Outbreak Management
  • Audit
  • Advisory Role

We ensure compliance with national mandatory requirements, standards and best practice through audit and regular visits to clinical areas and advise staff on both national and NHSGGC IPC Policies and Procedures. Each Sector and Directorate has an IPC team who can be contacted Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and out with these times an on-call Microbiologist is available via switchboard.


Essential Learning Resources

Recommended Learning Resources

GGC: 007 Standard Infection Control Precautions

Learn Pro - NES: Prevention & Control Infection: C.Difficile

NHS Education for Scotland:

Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway


Professional and Organisational Policy and Guidance

Infection Prevention and Control homepage

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Last Updated: 29 September 2020