We are ClearTrace and we are specialists in infection prevention and control (IPC) cleaning and CQC auditing. ClearTrace have been established since 2008 and are the largest supplier of IPC cleaning services to private MRI, CT and PET providers as well as the patient transport and care home industries; covering all the UK and a fast-growing presence in the IPC of doctor and dental surgeries.
ClearTrace has developed an innovative IT solution to the scheduling, cleaning and auditing of patient carrying vehicles, buildings and large medical equipment that along with our range of IPC chemicals and our training of your IPC staff offers a safe, fast and cost effective way to achieve your IPC targets and requirements
ClearTrace have two types of main services models
- Our ClearTrace CQC Compliance system. A IPC and daily cleaning scheduling tool that is available on Android market place meaning your cleaning staff do not need extra hardware to run it. This powerful tool links, via cloud based servers, to a dashboard that your head office or practice managers have access to letting you have live data about the scheduling and cleaning and CQC compliance at any time. We handle all the reports and schedules for you as well as having dedicated CQC liaison managers to present any reports to the CQC in times of inspections. To make sure our guarantee to help you meet IPC targets are met we also have training programmes for your cleaning and IPC staff, our own chemical solutions and utilise the 3M ATP swabbing system.
- Our own staff cleaning your locations on a regular or in an infection outbreak scenario. The benefits this system offers to our clients are a bespoke scheduled deep cleaning service with emergency cover for any type of infection risk and an electronic audit system that we have devolved with our clients to give you full Outcome 8 compliance. Again, our systems are cloud based so you or any external inspection team would be able to have immediate and real-time access to the audit information.
Some comments about our Compliance system:
“The training and app based software has empowered us to carry out the IPC cleaning we have been employed to do”
TASL cleaning staff
“Having ClearTrace manage all the staff and assets scheduling has freed me to focus on other activities”
IPC Manager – North, TASL
“The service contracted an external provider to deep clean all vehicles. This was done on a four to six weekly basis. A swab of each vehicle was taken before and after each deep clean to measure the number of bacteria present. The external provider used checklists to monitor compliance with each stage of the cleaning process. Records indicated that the number of bacteria in each vehicle had reduced significantly since this process had started and were within acceptable ranges. An ad-hoc deep cleaning service was also available if needed”
CQC inspection – Date of inspection 10th and 11th July 2017, Published 19th September 2017