Standards for general practices

General practice module

Introduction to GP Standard 4

        1. Introduction to GP Standard 4

Last revised: 24 Feb 2023

GP Standard 4

Reducing the risk of infection

Our practice has systems that reduce the risk of infections.

Infection prevention and control is critical in general practice. As primary healthcare is increasingly delivered by teams that include doctors, nurses and other health professionals, all members of the practice team are responsible for preventing and controlling infection in the practice. The practice team must be educated and competent in the control and prevention of infection in order to reduce the risk of cross-infection and transmission of disease.