Infection Control and Prevention

The Clinical Research Facility continues to plan and deliver care to our patients in accordance with local hospital and national infection, prevention and control guidelines.

If you have symptoms of any infection, COVID-19 or otherwise, please make contact with your study nurse before attending your appointment. There may be alternatives available; for example re-arranging your appointment, doing it over the phone or through an online platform like Zoom.

Please click here for the St James’s Hospital Patient Information Guide which gives further details on Infection, Prevention and Control.

Simple hygiene measures

Simple hygiene measures can positively improve infection control and prevention. There are easy ways you can limit the spread of infection including hand washing and using alcohol hand gel which is readily available throughout the hospital and Clinical Research Facility.

If you are suffering from any of the following, you should contact your study doctor immediately:

  • Diarrhoea
  •  Vomiting
  •  Flu like symptoms
  • Chicken pox