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BMF Practice Hygiene Self Audit

Welcome to our online audit tool – designed as a thorough, but easy ­to ­use, checklist to help you benchmark how clean your practice is.

As we go through each room we will ask you how well you are doing on certain criteria, for example, “are hand washing/alcohol gel facilities available in the waiting room” and ask you to click “yes”, “no” or “N/A” if the point does not apply. You can also fill in notes on each point, to act as reminders for the future.

Please make sure you tick an answer for each hygiene check – even if the answer is N/A because that bit doesn’t apply to you – to make sure you get an accurate percentage score at the end.

When you finish, the tool will add up your hygiene ratings for each room, as well as giving you an overall practice score, which we will email to you, along with a copy of your audit.

We hope you will use it regularly – on a weekly basis if not more – and display how you’re doing to the rest of the practice team.

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Applicable Rooms

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Waiting Room

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean & in good repair
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Seating clean & in good repair
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Blinds/curtains free of dust, stains etc.
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Cleaning schedule available & filled out
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Any magazines, toys etc. clean & tidy
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Waste bins emptied
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Hand washing/alcohol rub available for client use
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Consulting Room

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Table clean, including under mat
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Computer keyboard clean
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Cleaning schedule available & filled out
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Waste bins emptied
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Hand washing/alcohol rub available for client use
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Dispensary

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Computer keyboard clean
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Cleaning schedule available & filled out
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Waste bins emptied
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Medicines all put away on shelves
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Sink & taps clean
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Staff Room

YesNoN/A 
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Sink & taps clean
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Fridge contents tidy & in date
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Waste bins emptied
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Cups, plates etc. washed & put away
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Prep Room

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Computer keyboard clean
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Cleaning schedule available & filled out
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Waste bins emptied
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All sinks & taps clean
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Disinfectants replaced
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Theatre

YesNoN/A 
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Only essential equipment present in theatre
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Table clean, including base
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Detailed theatre cleaning schedules available & filled in
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Drains clean and free of odour
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Anaesthetic circuits clean & tidy
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Wards

YesNoN/A 
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Cleaning schedule available & filled out
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Waste bins emptied
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No soiled bedding on floor
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Sink & taps clean
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Free of unpleasant smells
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PPE available
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Drains clean and free of odour
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Isolation Ward

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Waste bins emptied
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No soiled bedding on floor
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Sink & taps clean
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PPE available
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All cleaning equipment colour coded/marked isolation only
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Drains clean and free of odour
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Footbath cleaned and refilled
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Imaging suite

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Waste bins emptied
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Table clean
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Computer keyboard clean
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Lab

YesNoN/A 
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Free of unpleasant smells
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Floor clean, including edges & corners
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Work surfaces clean & tidy
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Sink & taps clean
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Fridge contents tidy & in date
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Waste bins emptied
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PPE available
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Disinfectant bottles at least half full
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Drains clean and free of odour
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Hand hygeine

YesNoN/A 
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All sinks & taps clean
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Wall mounted liquid soap at each sink in clinical areas
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Hand hygiene poster at each sink in clinical areas
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Wall mounted paper towels at each sink
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All clinical staff bare below the elbows
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Alcohol rub available in clinical areas
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Laundry

YesNoN/A 
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Laundry facilities sited so contaminated items not carried through clean area
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Surgical drapes and gowns laundered separately
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Contaminated bedding transported in bags
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Contaminated bedding laundered separately
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PPE - single use gloves & aprons - available for staff
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Clean items stored away from dirty
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All done! Thank you for completing the practice audit.

We will now email you your scores, as well as a copy of the audit.

Please enter your details below. (Please note ­ The Bella Moss Foundation stores details for use in sending charity updates and newsletters and to help us do our own audits ­ we do not release emails or any personal details to any third parties.)

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Thanks again for completing the audit

We hope you found the tool useful and that you come back and use it again, as well as taking a look at some of our fantastic educational resources for practices and pet owners.

The Bella Moss Foundation relies entirely on donations to help produce tools like the practice audit (in future, we hope to make it an app…) ­ if you have found us and our resources useful then why not donate to help keep us going?

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