Infection Prevention & Control expertise is provided across NHS Fife by a team consisting of specialist infection control nurses and infection control doctors supported by clerical staff. Patient safety is a high priority for all NHS Fife staff and infection prevention & control is one part of this. Our service aims to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection to visitors, patients and staff whether they are using our hospital services or our wider community services

The infection prevention & control team provide:

  • Advice about the prevention and management of infection to all staff (including the management of outbreaks of infection such as diarrhoea and vomiting)
  • We are also available for advice about decontamination of equipment and the environment, or about best practice in the prevention of infection associated with any area of health care.
  • Advice and information to patients and carers
  • Conducting a programme of audit (environment and practice) and surveillance
  • Education about infections and how to control and prevent them for all clinical staff
  • Policies, guidelines and protocols to ensure care is evidence based and high quality
  • Advice about building and refurbishment projects within NHS Fife
  • Liaising with staff involved in purchasing and planning to ensure infection control issues are given a high priority in their activities.

The NHS Fife Infection Prevention & Control Service can be contacted by the telephone at the numbers below.

Telephone Contact Numbers – January 2020

DDI (Direct Dial-In) contact numbers

Name

DDI (Direct Dial-In) / Mobile

Internal Extension

IPCT – ICN’s

01592 729908

29908

Surveillance Audit Office

01592 729909

29909

Julia Cook  
Infection Control Manager

01592 643355
Mobile: 07919167355

21441

IPC PA/Office Manager – Lori Clark

01592 648104

28104

 

Infection Control Nurses

 

Name

Internal Extension

Mobile

Catherine McCullough

21309

07774434850

Nykoma Hamilton

21775

07979061874

Margaret Selbie

22508

 

Hayley Wilson

28563

07890386188

Jackie Donachie

28844

07796181603

Janice Barnes

22509

07748650125

Mirka Barclay

28842

07973739795

 

Microbiologists

 

Name

Internal Extension

Comment

Keith Morris

27917

 

Craig Ferguson

28492

 

Priya Venkatesh

28494

 

David Griffith

28489

 

Stephen Wilson

28094

 

 

Useful numbers

 

Name

Internal Extension

Comment

ICN Office - Cameron

46552

Not always staffed

ICN Office - QMH

24112

Not always staffed

VHK Main Number

01592 643355

Switchboard

Glenrothes

40225