Gosport Medical Centre
Infection Prevention and Control
We take hygiene, infection control and prevention very seriously at our surgery.
The safety and wellbeing of our patients, carers and visitors is very important to us. To protect you and your family, and to ensure a safe working environment for our staff, we follow evidence based infection prevention procedures using Best Practice Guidelines. This means that there are strict measures in place to ensure you are unlikely to pick up an infection.
We aim to promote an ethos of reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting an infection by education of staff, provision of clinical advice and information to patients and carers, environmental hygiene and annual audit of our procedures and environment.
We feel that preventing infection is everybody’s responsibility. Hand washing is the single most important factor in the prevention of the infection and enforces good hygiene. We ask that you respect the hand washing signs throughout the surgeries. Staff decontaminate their hands before and after caring for you by hand washing or using an alcohol based cleanser.
We welcome your help on keeping you safe.