Infection control and internet dispensing

Latest College guidance on infection control and your patients' rights with regards to supplying their prescription.

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Published: Spring 2009

Infection control

The College has recently updated its guidance on infection control, which is available on the website, and you will also see an article on the same topic in Optometry in Practice this month written by yours truly. I hope you will forgive me if I give a little background.

Following on from the revisions to the College’s guidance on infection control that were made in December 2008 further information will shortly be added on airborne infections and the use of masks and gloves. Public concern about MRSA and Clostridium difficile have focussed practitioners’ (and the public’s) minds on infection control, and primary care organisations are increasingly asking optometrists what procedures they have in place to reduce the spread of infection.

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