Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) refers to evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently in healthcare settings, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to healthcare providers, clients, patients, residents and visitors.

The Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program at the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) encompasses infection prevention and control and provides leadership in safety and quality in NSW to improve healthcare for patients.

The HAI program consists of a multidisciplinary team engaged in providing health professionals with expertise, support and resources for infection prevention and control.

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Our team

Program Manager has the responsibility for managing the development, implementation and evaluation of processes and systems to support clinical governance strategies aimed at improving the safety and quality of healthcare across NSW. Provide leadership and direction to Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and effectively manage operational issues to ensure continuous effective service delivery and a performance based, innovative, responsive and accountable customer focused work culture.

Project Officers manage the development, implementation, evaluation and refinement of activities and initiatives in the Program to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. The Project Officers, are also responsible for managing a range of activities including undertaking reviews of evidence, providing expert input to CEC initiatives, and development of resources and reports based on new and emerging evidence.

Clinical Advisor provides expert medical advice and guidance on patient safety programs and the development of resources for Infection Prevention and Control and the reduction of HAIs.

The HAI program is supported by the following advisory structure:

  • Steering Committee
  • Expert Advisory Committee
  • Reprocessing Advisory Committee
  • Cleaning of the Healthcare Environment Advisory Committee
  • Multi-drug Resistant Organism (MRO) Reference Group (Conjointly with NSW Health Protection)