The Community Infection Control team provide a service for GDP practices in Runcorn, Widnes, St Helens and Warrington. There is a local designated Infection Control Practitioner for dental but any of the team can be contacted.
Services include advice regarding local decontamination in the dental setting, infection control issues, environment layout, training and general support. A dental newsletter is published in April, July and December. Also each month a single point lesson is distributed. These are short visual presentations with a chosen topic that aid knowledge and assist as a training tool.
Complimentary to this, forum group meetings are held in St Helens and Warrington in March, June, September and December to support infection control leads.