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Infection prevention and control

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Intended audience groups 2, 3, 4 and 5

Group 2: Basic awareness for all front line staff in all health and social care environments, (residential, domiciliary, nursing and community)

Group 3: More in-depth learning for registered and unregistered front line staff in all health and social care environments (residential, domiciliary, nursing).

Group 4: Registered Nurses in nursing homes

Group 5: Registered managers, Line Managers, Team Leaders, those responsible for the learning and development of their staff.


Intended Audience Group
Infection Control
Aims and Objectives

Infection prevention and control is vital to the wellbeing of people who need care and support and is even more crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to receive safe and effective care, infection prevention and control must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.

Standard infection prevention control precautions include:

  • good hygiene (hands and respiratory)
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • environment: cleaning, disposal of waste
  • staying safe – social distancing, testing, self-isolating.

Useful recourses that can be downloaded:

DHSC: Every Action Counts

IPC good practice guide (NICE)

Prevent infection quick guide

Inducting new staff

Finding a learning provider

Bedford Borough, BLMK, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes,
Frequency / Length
Resource / Organisation
Skills for Care, Public Health England, NHS England, NHS Improvement and NICE
Training delivered by:
Cost, Funded or Free