An infection control journey

22 September 2022
Volume 31 · Issue 17

Nursing provides the opportunity to work in many different clinic settings and I have learnt that, in every role you hold, you can make a positive difference to patient care.

Working in various roles in my career has led me to develop an enthusiasm for safe and effective infection prevention.

In late 2019, as part of my work as a senior nurse, I became the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead at St Luke's Hospice. The hospice provides palliative care in the two London boroughs of Brent and Harrow. Palliative care services are provided in a hospice and in the community, which has given me an insight into the complexities of community health and social care and the challenges of providing IPC in people's homes, care homes and other accommodation provisions. Perhaps IPC is thought of as predominantly applying to hospital settings, but IPC innovation and excellence is integral to patient care in the wider health and care landscape in the community.

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