Infection Prevention Infection Prevention Audit Tool for Prison Services

Quality Assurance for Infection Prevention Standards in Prisons and Detention centres


The healthcare environment has long been recognised as a reservoir for organisms and has been identified as associated with the spread of infection.

Risk of Spread of Infection

The environment in prisons and detention centres can also be a source of spread of infections to both detainees and Prison staff.

Cleaning the environment is an essential part of ensuring safe work environment for prison staff and also prevent the spread of infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Clostridium Difficle among inmates.

Prison services must take essential steps to protect both inmates and staff from infection.

This is an important element of the quality of care provided, particularly as some infections have the capacity to spread due to the numbers of people sharing eating and living accommodation.

Auditing standardised definitions and then assessment against these standards to ensure consistent auditing and identification of risks.

The Medical Audits Infection Prevention Audit for Prison services has been designed to assist both staff and Prison Wardens in the assessment of Infection Control Standards and in order to evidence compliance.

Specifically designed for auditing Infection prevention Standards in Prisons and Detention Centres, this audit system includes:

✔ audit of inmates rooms,
✔ toilets and shower room standards,
✔ clinical / procedure room assessments,
✔ Auditing prison catering services,
✔ Cleaning Standards in communal areas
✔ Auditing Linen standards,
✔ Waste standard audits
✔ Sharps safety audits.

All our audit systems are based on best practice standards and guidelines. They are developed in consultation with Infection Prevention experts and reference the following standards and guidance:-

✔ High Impact Interventions (NHS Improvement & IPS, 2017).
✔ Guidance for Application of Standards and Recommended Practices in Primary Care Local Decontamination Units (HSE, Ireland 2016).
✔ National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (HIQA, 2016).
✔ Standard Infection Control Precautions (SIPCs) (Health Protection Scotland 2016).
✔ Scottish Health Technical Note 3 NHS Scotland waste management guidance (2015)
✔ Decontamination of linen for health and social care: Social care (DOHUK, 2015).
✔ National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHS Scotland 2015).
✔ Prevention and control of infection in care home – an information resource (Health Protection Agency, 2013).
✔ Management and disposal of healthcare waste (HTM 07-01) - England 2013.
✔ Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices (HSE,2012)
✔ EPIC 3 Guidelines on prevention of HCAI in England (2012).
✔ Quality and Process Improvement tools (Infection Prevention Society (IPS, 2008).


Because all our systems combine into one complete auditing and quality assurance system, you can seamlessly audit across acute hospitals, primary care teams, nursing homes, Dental practices, GP practices, out-patient clinics, prison services and more.

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