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Hygiene & Safety

Good Practice & Legislation

Useful links

We've listed here various organisations which will have useful best practice information on this topic.

CQC

NHS

GOV.UK

Resources

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has a new standard for oral health in care homes. Click here.

Nursing Times reports that care home residents should brush teeth twice a day according to NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. See article.

Here are some booklets, guidelines and information on hygiene and safety.

A nutritional legislation information sheet from Gov.UK

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 code of practice on the prevention and control of infections, including hygiene and safety from the website Gov.UK.

Code of Practice on the Prevention and Control of Infections and Related Guidance from CareKnowledge.

An information sheet on eating and drinking from Skills for Care and The Relatives and Residents Association - and one about mouth and teeth care, also from Skills for Care and The Relatives and Residents Association