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Saving Lives: reducing infection, delivering clean and safe care

Implementing the Code of Practice for Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (Health Act 2006) is also now a legal requirement for acute hospitals and other care providers. The Code of Practice states that “effective prevention and control of HCAI has to be embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently to everyone”. Saving Lives: reducing infection, delivering clean and safe care provides the tools and resources for Trusts to achieve this.

This pack replaces the previous Saving Lives tools launched in June 2005.

These documents should be read in conjunction with:

the complete programme of implementation guidance, self-assessment tools and related publications and guidance can be found at:

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