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Infection Control

The Community Infection Control Team:

The Community Infection Control Team (CICT) work citywide across the health economy of Manchester. Working in partnership with primary care services, hospital trusts, statutory and independent care agencies to prevent and reduce communicable diseases, healthcare associated infections and vaccine preventable diseases.

The following summarises the key roles and responsibilities of the CICT:

  • Advice on the implementation of national infection control initiatives
  • Provision of clinical advise to primary care professionals in the prevention and reduction of communicable diseases, healthcare-associated infections, immunisation and decontamination
  • Develop and maintain safe effective infection control policy and guidance documents
  • Coordinate the national immunisation programme
  • Provide an infection control training programme
  • Provide an immunisation training programme
  • Support the development and implementation of the infection control and immunisation audit programme
  • Provide clinical advice on the design/refurbishment of clinical premises
  • Advise on the procurement of products
  • Advise on the development of new services in line with national directives or local need
  • Support research programmes

The team have developed Infection Control Guidelines and Disease Information Leaflets, available from this site, designed to be of help in a wide range of infection control situations. NB:These policies are now Legacy Policies and Guidelines

You may also fax, phone or email the Team as shown below, for detailed infection control advice.

Contact Details:
NB: Please note the CICT have now moved and our new Manchester City Council page will be available soon


Community Infection Control Team
Public Health Manchester
Directorate for Families, Health & Wellbeing
Manchester City Council
P O Box 532
4th Floor
Town Hall Extension
M60 2LA

Tel: 0161 234 1724
Fax: 0161 276 7650



Useful Infection Control Websites

National Patient Safety Agency cleaning guidance for dental practices

Care Quality Commission

Department of Health

Health Protection Agency 

Clean Safe Care

The Health & Social Care Act 2008 Code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance

HTM01-05 Decontamination in Primary Dental Care

HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste

Infection control dental section

NICE: Infection prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care March 2012 

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