Safe clinical and care processes
Safe consistent clinical and care processes across health and social care settings
- Why safe clinical and care processes are important
Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) are the basic infection prevention and control measures necessary to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agent from both recognised and unrecognised sources of infection.
To be effective in protecting against infection risks, SICPs must be used continuously by all staff.
Effective staffing is all about having the right numbers of the right people, in the right place at the right time, with suitable knowledge, skill and experience to deliver safe care.