INFECTION CONTROL STANDARDS FOR ADULT CARE HOMES: FINAL STANDARDS
ANNEX B: KEY REFERENCE MATERIALS
Key References for Infection Control Standards for Care Home Sector.
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NHS Board guidance for infection control in the care home setting (where available). Links to Board Internet sites can be found on SHOW http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk
Scottish Office Department of Health NHS Management Executive (1998) Scottish Infection Manual: Guidance on core Standards for the control of infection in hospitals, health care premises and at the community interface. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library2/doc15/sim-04.asp#b4
Public Health Medicine and Environmental Group (1996) Guidelines on the control of infection in residential and nursing homes. London: Department of Health Copies available from Department of Health, PO Box 410, Wetherby, LS23 7LN
DoH (January 1996) MRSA What Nursing and Residential Homes need to know (Leaflet) http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/07/63/51/04076351.PDF
Food Safety Act 1990 as amended. London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0105416908 http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1990/Ukpga_19900016_en_1.htm#tcon
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
COSHH Regulations - The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH) require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. http://www.hse.gov.uk/hthdir/noframes/coshh/index.htm
NHSSCOTLAND Code of Practice for local management of Hygiene and HAI, Sept 2003, SEHD http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations/health/haitf-00.asp
NHSScotland National Cleaning Services Specifications, August 2003, SEHD http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/FINAL_CMO_LETTER%20_CONSULTATION_LIST.pdf
Cleanliness Champions Programme, NHS Education Scotland Information can be found at- http://www.nes-hai.info/
Scotnursing college http://www.scotnursing.com/