The Faringdon Clinic adheres to the National Infection control guidelines, which were updated 8 June 2022. The link below downloads the NHS’ National infection prevention and control manual for England:
Regular cleaning procedures are in place at The Faringdon Clinic guided by the
National cleaning standards:
The clinic will remain free of clutter for ease of cleaning. Each health care practitioner or therapist working at The Faringdon Clinic is responsible for cleaning the treatment area between patients according to their own healthcare regulation standards. They are also required to adhere to the clinic requirement of cleaning all contacted surfaces and emptying bins after each session.
Faringdon Clinic Staff are responsible for the cleaning of all common areas and cleaning of other surfaces, fixtures and fittings in the treatment rooms. The schedule and products used are in accordance with National cleaning standards for the type of setting.
Routine disinfection of the environment is not recommended, however, 1,000ppm chlorine is used routinely on sanitary fittings and other surfaces as advised. Soapy water solution is used in remaining areas. The clinic building and treatment rooms remain well ventilated during opening times.
Door handles, the treatment couch, chair and any equipment used during a treatment session are cleaned regularly. Floors are cleaned between sessions/daily.
Cleaning procedure checklists will be provided in each room.
Everyone will be asked to wash hands on arrival (or use alcohol gel). Chaperones/helpers may attend if required and should also wash hands. Patients are asked to bring a towel(s), one to place on the couch to lie on and the other to act as a covering to keep warm if they are concerned about keeping warm.
We ask for people to be aware of social distancing but masks are not routinely required. Practitioners will risk assess regarding the wearing of masks for each patient following their own regulator guidelines.
The Faringdon Clinic continues to use split waiting rooms with wipeable chairs and tables to ensure highest standards of hygiene can be maintained.
We ask patients not to attend the clinic if they have any of the following:
- A raised temperature
- A new productive cough
- Have a known notifiable infectious disease
The following information relates to generic procedures adopted by the clinic. However, there are several different disciplines working at the clinic who are regulated by different governing bodies. These governing bodies may have specific procedures in place which need to be followed by the relevant practitioner. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to make themselves aware of their profession’s specific recommendations and advice. If there are recommendations which are not detailed in the generic information, then practitioners must advise the clinic accordingly with written information.
All practitioners should follow handwashing guidelines and remove watches or jewellery ensuring that arms are bare from the elbows down. The handwashing procedures are displayed by the sinks as required.
Hands should be washed on arrival to the clinic and before and after each client session.
Reception staff should wash hands on arrival at the clinic and regularly as required.
The screen will remain in place around the reception desk.
The reception area and waiting area is cleaned regularly as per the cleaning procedure. The last member of reception staff leaving the building at the end of the day will need to ensure that all windows are closed.
The first person in will need to open windows to ensure good ventilation
Disposal of waste
Recycling is encouraged where possible.
Cheaper Waste provide disposal for non-recyclable waste such as couch rolls – this takes place via non-contact emptying of bins into the container outside. Exceptions: Podiatry skin and nail: – Double bagged and taken away from premises by practitioner. Acupuncture: – Practitioner ensures waste is removed in specialist containers for needles.