This topic covers the standard infection control practices and procedures that are required to prevent and control the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in primary healthcare settingsadult social care settings, such as domiciliary care settings, care homes and nursing homes.

It includes information on handwashing, spillages and sterilising equipment. Further guidance for residential care is provided in Prevention and Control of Infection in Care Homes: An Information Resource (February 2013), Department of Health and Social Care.

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