Infection Control

Infection Control is of paramount importance at The London Orthopaedic Clinic and we are proud of our low infection rates. All staff undergo regular infection control and prevention training and we rigorously audit our practices to ensure we maintain this high standard.  Examples of audits conducted include hand hygiene, environmental cleaning and waste disposal.

All surgical site infections that occur following discharge from hospital or any readmissions are recorded. This is then reported at the Clinical Governance meeting, where reflective practice and feedback is provided, measures re-evaluated and further actions taken if required.

External reporting to the Public Health England (former Health Protection agency) is also carried out by the Infection Control Team on the following:

  • MRSA bacteraemia
  • Coli bacteraemia
  • Sensitive Staph. Aureus bacteraemia
  • Clostridium Difficile

If you would like to request further details on The London Orthopaedic Clinic’s infection statistics please contact our Infection Control Nurse on: 0207 186 1017 or email: sarah.watkins@londonorthopaedic.com