A range of infection prevention and control standards in England that providers of healthcare should be compliant with. While they are not specifically focused on Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI), compliance with these standards is essential to prevent infections.
The code of practice on the prevention and control of infections, under The Health and Social Care Act 2008 applies to registered providers of all healthcare and adult social care in England. The code sets out the 10 criteria against which the Care Quality Commission will judge a registered provider on how it complies with the cleanliness and infection prevention and control requirement, which is set out in regulations.
A quality improvement guide for board members working in (or with) hospitals to reduce the risk of harm from healthcare-associated infections for patients, staff and visitors; and to reduce the costs associated with preventable infection.