Liverpool University Hospitals Trust is committed to leading on, and supporting, initiatives to reduce healthcare associate infections. Good infection prevention and control (IPC) practice is essential to ensure that people who use the Trust’s services receive safe and effective care.

Effective IPC practices require the hard work and diligence of all grades of staff, clinical and non-clinical and must be applied consistently by everyone.

The publication of the Trust’s annual report is a requirement to demonstrate good governance and public accountability.

In addition, it highlights the role, function and reporting arrangements of the Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) and the Infection Prevention and Control team (IPCT).

This report consists of two parts: the performance related to Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and exception reporting during 2022/23, and the broad plan of work for 2023/24 to reduce the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs).