Our Aseptic Non-Touch Technique (ANTT) compliance stands at a whopping 95% and that's all due to the great work of our assessors.
Senior Infection Control Nurse, Karen Tomlinson, said "We have come a long way in the past four years, and our compliance has increased from 55% in 2015. This is all down to our fabulous assessors and we really couldn't have done it without them."
Our Executive Board made the decision to introduce a three yearly reassessment process so we are able to keep our assessors up-to-date with best practice, helping keep our patients safe. This used to be a one-off only.
This new cycle of assessments starts in September. We're encouraging anyone who was assessed prior to 1 September 2016 to be reassessed before this coming September to avoid their ESR compliance lapsing into the red.
Assessors can contact Lisa Gee in Infection Control for any information. Our ANTT intranet pages are here.