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Infection control team workforce project

Infection control team workforce project
Infection control team workforce project
Many features of the NHS conspire to make workforce planning different and difficult. It is often integrated with other planning processes. There are few available guidelines for workforce configurations of infection control (IC) teams or evidence that assesses the effectiveness of different staffing configurations. A telephone survey of IC practice in four NHS trusts in England was undertaken to assist an NHS foundation trust to evaluate the workforce options for reconfiguring their IC team. The calls were semi-structured, recorded qualitative data and lasted 30-40 minutes. The thematic analysis revealed three IC themes: working practices, workforce profiles and governance issues, and suggested that multi-disciplinary, hospital-based IC teams have a strategic approach to engagement with clinical areas. The background, purpose and findings of the survey are reported and the implications for the future evidence base of IC practice.
1757-1774
23-27
Barrett, C.
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Hilder, D.
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Prieto, J.
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Barrett, C.
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Hilder, D.
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Prieto, J.
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Barrett, C., Hilder, D. and Prieto, J. (2008) Infection control team workforce project. British Journal of Infection Control, 9 (4), 23-27. (doi:10.1177/1469044608092255).

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Abstract

Many features of the NHS conspire to make workforce planning different and difficult. It is often integrated with other planning processes. There are few available guidelines for workforce configurations of infection control (IC) teams or evidence that assesses the effectiveness of different staffing configurations. A telephone survey of IC practice in four NHS trusts in England was undertaken to assist an NHS foundation trust to evaluate the workforce options for reconfiguring their IC team. The calls were semi-structured, recorded qualitative data and lasted 30-40 minutes. The thematic analysis revealed three IC themes: working practices, workforce profiles and governance issues, and suggested that multi-disciplinary, hospital-based IC teams have a strategic approach to engagement with clinical areas. The background, purpose and findings of the survey are reported and the implications for the future evidence base of IC practice.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 66926
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66926
ISSN: 1757-1774
PURE UUID: dab28a4c-72ad-4c85-939e-555e11d9a968
ORCID for J. Prieto: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5524-6775

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Date deposited: 12 Aug 2009
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:45

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Author: C. Barrett
Author: D. Hilder
Author: J. Prieto ORCID iD

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