Our infection prevention and control (IPC) inspections are already being rolled out across care locations in England and we will share the results of those inspections on our website in a simple and easy to access layout so that the public can be assured across a number of key criteria that a care location has an effective approach to infection prevention control. Over 400 IPC inspections reports have now been published on our website and from today the public will be able to have an accessible overview. In our IPC inspections we look to see that:
- Adequate PPE is available for staff and residents to control infection safely
- Staff are properly trained to deal with outbreaks and the proper procedures are in place
- Shielding and social distancing are being complied with
- The layout of premises, use of space and hygiene practice promote safety.