Meet the team
Clair Muscroft was appointed to the role of domiciliary care IPC nurse in June 2021 and Bev Gunn was appointed to the role of care home IPC nurse in September 2021.
Our role is to provide advice, support and training. We work in close partnership with local integrated care boards, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission.
Our services include:
- Monitoring and surveillance of outbreaks
- Provision of clinical advice and support to staff and public to identify and manage infection incidents and outbreaks.
- Auditing of IPC standards including environments and hand hygiene to an agreed criteria making recommendations for change, monitoring progress and reporting to local authorities.
- Developing and delivering IPC education and training programmes
- Supporting and developing IPC champions
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to managing healthcare associated infections such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridioides difficile (CDI).
We work to ensure this is continued in community settings and community services.
The IPC team work closely with all health and social care partners in the region to share evidence-based practice and expertise; develop and implement policies to prevent, control and reduce healthcare associated infections; carry out training and auditing by offering specialist advice and support.
- Cleaning a commode
- Helping to prevent infection
- National colour coding scheme – cleaning materials
- Specimen collection
- IPC champions
- Laundry notice