Infection Prevention and Control Team

The Infection Prevention and Control Team are a group of specialist nurses who provide advice and support on all matters relating to infectious diseases within the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust area

As a team we give specialist advice to the public, healthcare workers and independent providers of healthcare as well as Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust staff and services.

We provide this support and advice by undertaking/providing:

  • Infection Prevention and Control audits
  • Managing outbreaks of infection, working closely with Environmental Health and Public Health England
  • Monitoring and surveillance of specific infections 
  • Specialist infection prevention and control advice
  • Educational programmes for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust staff,, care home staff and other independent agencies
  • Development and review of policies and procedures
  • The team will offer advice on design of new healthcare buildings, equipment choice and decontamination
  • Support for Implementation of National Patient Safety Agency Cleanliness audits
  • Study days / awareness days to promote Infection Prevention and Control
  • Specific advice to patients who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis B/ Clostridium difficile or other infections

Further Information

Advice leaflet

Policies and Guidelines

The Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Infection Prevention and Control Policy is available here.

Further information for service users can be found here

Further information for carers can be found here


External Resources

Public Health England – A to Z of Infectious Disease


Contact Information 

Jenny Hurst

Deputy Director of Nursing/ Director of Infection Prevention & Control.

0151 478 6908 / 07741 027 898

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Areas

Charlie Charlton 

Lead Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse

0151 471 2259 / 07825 203 439

Paula Halsall

Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse

0151 472 7553

Mary Ujoodha

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

0151 473 2931 / 07814 406 129

Julie Matthews

Infection Prevention and Control Team Admin Support

0151 471 2635

Liverpool and South Sefton Community Division

South Sefton Area Contacts

Martin Jones

Infection Prevention and Control Matron – Sefton Area Lead

07850 558 097

Ann Irvine

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Tues –Fri)

07881 022 813

Carla McConville

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

07790 947 009

Liverpool Area Contacts

Gavin Williams

Infection Prevention and Control Matron – Liverpool Area Lead

0151 247 6208 / 07717 571 890

Tinashe Bako

Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

0151 295 3685 / 07867 187 674

Donna Jones

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (North Locality)

0151 295 3689 / 07917 721 451

Emma Taylor

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (Central Locality)

0151 247 6212 / 07831 755 392

Ann England

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (South Locality)

0151 296 7711 / 07780 985 614

Sue Burton

Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

0151 295 3688 / 07867 187 558

Jenny Murphy

Infection Prevention and Control Analyst

0151 295 3036

To contact The Infection Prevention and Control Team please call

V7 Office: 0151 471 2635

Burlington House Office:  0151 295 3036