Medical practice cleaning - free guide to make a great choice, 1st time!

Medical practice cleaning - make the right choice, 1st time!

Whether your medical practice is a doctors surgery, dental practice, hospital or any other healthcare setting, correct cleaning processes are essential.

With various bodies including the Care Quality Commission regulating general practices and the General Dental Council for health and dentistry practices, full compliance is essential. Cleaning pays a big part in the smooth and safe running of any medical practice, and medical practice cleaning requires stringent processes and procedures.

How to select the right medical practice cleaning company

Selection of the best cleaning company for your premises requires careful consideration, to ensure the best match. These are the top five things that you should consider when selecting a cleaning company.

  • Local - Are the company local? Being local will ensure they have access to the best staff, can be on hand in the event of staff sickness and complete regular site inspections.
  • Trained staff - Trained staff will be more motivated, and will take more pride in their role, and ultimately the cleaning of your venue. Companies that value staff will enjoy far higher staff retention levels, ensuring a more consistent service.
  • Missed clean protection - Coming into a dirty medical practice in the morning is simply not an option. Does the company have systems in place to ensure a clean is never missed?
  • Fairly paid, directly employed staff - Are the staff fully employed? What do they get paid? Don't be afraid to ask these questions when receiving quotes from cleaning companies. Many companies will pay the minimum wage which can result in higher staff turnover, and some even use self-employed cleaners to avoid any employers liability. This means they have absolutely no control over the people cleaning your medical practice!
  • Out of hours support - What happens if you need an extra clean out of hours, or there is a problem? Do they have a 24-hour client support line, or do you have to email and keep everything crossed for a reply?

Click here to learn 10 great questions to ask when looking to engage a new cleaning company for your medical practice cleaning requirements.

At Green Fox Cleaning, we pride ourselves on delivered an unrivalled and local medical practice cleaning service. Our staff are trained by our in-house British Institute of Cleaning Science accredited training team. We have a 24-hour client support line, and an advanced GPS staff attendance system monitored live-time 24/7 by an on-call manager, ensuring that you will never miss a clean. We also always pay our cleaners above the minimum wage, as we value our staff.

Infection control in medical practice cleaning

The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance requires that registered providers of health and social care “Provide and maintain a clean and appropriate environment in managed premises that facilitates the prevention and control of infections”. 

This means that every medical practice should have clear cleaning processes in place to keep staff and visitors safe,

Four key areas around this compliance are as follows:

  • The clear allocation of responsibility for cleaning of all areas of, and items within, the premises
  • A designated person who leads on cleaning
  • Members of staff responsible for cleaning
  • Cleaning schedules and frequencies

Whilst it is of course true that cleaning is ongoing throughout the day, engaging the services of Green Fox Cleaning will ensure that you have a clear cleaning schedule, and dedicated cleaning staff for the deeper daily cleaning of your medical practice.

Doctors surgery cleaning and general practice cleaning require skill and knowledge to be completed correctly. Understanding of full colour coding processes to prevent cross contamination (click here to learn more), the best cleaning products to use in the healthcare setting, and the high levels of cleaning as disinfection required every single day.

To find out more about how Green Fox Cleaning can improve the appearance of your general practice surgery, dental practice or any other medical practice, click here to learn more about our work in this sector and get in touch.