Your free guide: infection prevention and control in care

As we’re moving through the second wave of the pandemic, we know that you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your people and service users safe.

In addition, as part of their inspections, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will look at how well staff and people living in care homes are protected by infection prevention and control (IPC) – key line of enquiry S5.

With that in mind, the care experts of buyacarehome partner, Citation, have put together a free guide sharing key questions they ask care providers when inspecting their site, specifically relating to infection prevention and control.


In the above free guide, they look at important areas such as the use of sharps, food hygiene, welfare training, personal protective clothing and equipment, workplace health, safety and welfare.

Your buyacarehome member benefit

From infection control, risk assessments and visiting arrangements to recruitment and retention, staff training, mental health and wellbeing, professional bereavement and tricky HR issues, Citation can help you operate both safely and compliantly in the coming weeks and months.

They can also help with fire and electrical safety, Care Policies & Procedures, Care Mock Inspections, and CQC Pro – an application to demonstrate you’re meeting CQC requirements.

New! Plus, Citation’s CQC Pro platform now includes an ‘Infection Prevention and Control’ tool. This means you can collate all your evidence for CQC and inspectors that you’re keeping on top of key areas in one place, using the cloud-based, secure platform.

To find out more or arrange a free consultation, click here or call 0345 844 1111.   Quote ‘buyacarehome’ when enquiring to access your preferential rates as a member.