HEALTHCARE QUALITY ASSURANCE &
AUDITING SOFTWARE AND CONSULTANCY
When you choose Medical Audits technology systems you will triple your auditing capacity, drive improvements in compliance and provide safer, better patient care
Robust leadership in infection prevention and control is essential for effective decision-making, efficient use of resources and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effecitve, person-centred care (HIS, 2015)
Medical Audits provide advice, support, training, consultancy and auditing services to Acute hospitals, Nursing homes, Hospices, Residential care settings and other Healthcare providers so they can continue to provide and maintain a safe environment for their clients and residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Every year over 300,000 patients in England acquire a healthcare associated infection whilstin hospital. These infections cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year
Medical Audits have the knowledge and skills to provide key services including Infection Prevention and COVID-19 training and HIQA Infection Prevention standards audits to Nursing Home, Care home and healthcare providers
so they can do all in their power to reduce risks of spread of infections.
Medical Audits NHS cleaning standards audit tool has been developed to ensure you can evidence your compliance with regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act (2008). You can audit the NHS cleaning standards as laid out in the revised healthcare cleaning Manual (2012) and the NHS cleaning standards 2021.
In the UK, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) had ownership of the revised healthcare cleaning manual since it was passed over to them in 2012.
The 2021 standards for cleanliness take ownership back to the NHS and reintroduce the word 'standard' mandating compliance across all areas of healthcare.
The care quality Commission audit compliance with NHS cleaning standards as part of their unannounced audits of healthcare settings in England.
Medical Audits provide a cleaning audit, an efficacy audit and a range of complimentary audits to help healthcare organisations evidence compliance with all these standards, guidelines and regulations.
In Ireland, the National Hospitals office (NHO) produced a national cleaning manual and cleaning manual appendices in 2008. This remains the National standard along with the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Infection Prevention and Control Standards (2010) and updated 2017 National standards for the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections in acute healthcare services as well as the 2018 IPC standards for community services.
HIQA carry out unannounced audits of hospital cleaning standards as part of their auditing of the National standards for the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections in all healthcare settings in Ireland.
“Audit Scotland - A clean bill of health”, published in 2000 set the basis for cleaning, auditing and monitoring standards of hospital hygiene in NHS Scotland.
This was followed by the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS)/Clinical Standards Board for Scotland (CSBS) HAI Infection Control Standards (December 2001) and Cleaning Services Standards (June 2002);
Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)Standards were launched in 2015 by Healthcare Improvement Scotland - These are now under review and updated standards are due to be published soon.
Medical Audits cleaning audit tool provides the ideal system for monitoring cleaning standards across all NHS hospitals.
The National cleaning standards for Wales were published in 2003 and were followed in 2008 by the Welsh assembly national all Wales monitoring tool. Health Inspectorate Wales carry out audits of compliance across hospitals in Wales.
These standards were updated in 2020 with the launch of the COVID-19 Key Standards for Environmental Cleanliness by Public Health Wales