Infection Prevention and Control Team

The Infection Prevention and Control Team are a group of specialist nurses who provide advice and support on all matters relating to infectious diseases within the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust area

As a team we give specialist advice to the public, healthcare workers and independent providers of healthcare as well as Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust staff and services.

We provide this support and advice by undertaking/providing:

  • Infection Prevention and Control audits
  • Managing outbreaks of infection, working closely with Environmental Health and Public Health England
  • Monitoring and surveillance of specific infections 
  • Specialist infection prevention and control advice
  • Educational programmes for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust staff,, care home staff and other independent agencies
  • Development and review of policies and procedures
  • The team will offer advice on design of new healthcare buildings, equipment choice and decontamination
  • Support for Implementation of National Patient Safety Agency Cleanliness audits
  • Study days / awareness days to promote Infection Prevention and Control
  • Specific advice to patients who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis B/ Clostridium difficile or other infections

Further Information

Advice leaflet for patients, relatives, carers and visitors

Policies and Guidelines

The Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Infection Prevention and Control Policy is available here


External Resources

Public Health England – A to Z of Infectious Disease


Contact Information 

Team email: infection.control@merseycare.nhs.uk

 

Tinashe Bako

Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

0151 295 3036

Moira Brown

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (North Locality)

0151 295 3036

Sue Burton

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

0151 295 3036

Bianca Edwards

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

0151 295 3036

Ann England

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (South Locality)

0151 295 3036

Paula Halsall

Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse

0151 295 3036

Ann Irvine

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Tues –Fri)

0151 471 2635

Martin Jones

Infection Prevention and Control Matron – Sefton Area Lead

0151 295 3036

Julie Matthews

Infection Prevention and Control Team Admin Support

0151 295 3036

Liverpool and South Sefton Community Division

South Sefton Area Contacts

Carla McConville

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

0151 295 3036

Liverpool Area Contacts

Jenny Murphy

Infection Prevention and Control Analyst

0151 295 3036

Emma Taylor

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Central Locality)

0151 295 3036

Gavin Williams

Infection Prevention and Control Matron – Liverpool Area Lead

0151 295 3036