East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS - NHS Trust
About us

Committed to infection prevention and control 

We are committed to provide a clean and safe environment for healthcare and to reduce the risks of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI).


We do this by identifying and reducing infection risks, continually developing safer working practices and by following strict policies and procedures,


Through our Quality Everyday programme we regularly audit our performance against the Hygiene Code and monitor it through our Infection, Prevention and Control Group and Clinical Governance Group.


Ambulance Vehicle Deep Cleaning


EMAS emergency ambulances and fast response vehicles are cleaned by our clinicians (paramedics, technicians etc) throughout their shift.


The vehicles are deep cleaned every six weeks by our Ambulance Support Team.


If a vehicle is soiled during a 999 call, the crew inform Control that the vehicle has to be taken off the road to be deep cleaned. Wherever possible, the crew transfer onto a replacement vehicle so they can remain operational.


Ambulance Support Team cleaning ambulance

We can all play a part in preventing infections


The easiest and most effective way to reduce the spread of infection is good hand hygiene.


This means washing hands regularly throughout the day with soap and water. Watch this short video to see the best technique to use.




Kirsty Morgan

Head of Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 07814 051714



Kathy Fleming

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist

Tel: 0115 88 45204 or 07786 914016



Gaynor Moss

Infection Prevention and Control Advisor

Tel: 01773 522 650 or 07800 827326



Judith Douglas

Director of Nursing and Quality/Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 0115 884 5000



Paul Benton

Deputy Director of Quality

Tel: 0115 884 5000





Annual Report


Infection Prevention and Control Annual Report 2013/14  click



Useful infection prevention and control links



Public Health England

Department of Health

National Resource for Infection Control

National Patient Safety Agency

World Health Organisation

NHS Choices



Infection Prevention Downloads


Cleanliness leaflet


Infection Prevention & Control: The Facts, The Myths