Essentials of Infection Prevention and Control

Our Infection prevention and control course is specifically designed for staff in the GP surgery, in residential and nursing homes or any other healthcare site (e.g. Physiotherapy clinic, chiropractic clinic sports therapy clinic etc).

The course includes hand hygiene and cross infection measures that are essential to clinical areas. This course meets the requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) and annual appraisal.

This is a certificated training course that outlines the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare setting. You will learn the key principles of good hand hygiene and the risks of cross infection as well as the legal and local trust policies on waste management, Audit and documentation.

Who Should Attend

All practice staff.

Duration of the Course

The course provides 2 hours CPD

Course Content

  • What is the Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI)?
  • How is infection spread in healthcare settings?
  • Everyone’s responsibility
  • The chain of infection
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Decontamination
  • Sharps and Clinical Waste
  • Audit and documentation


You will receive individual staff certificates in Essentials of Infection Prevention and Control.


“Good balance of practical and theory”

“Very practical with real-life examples”

“Very good tutors in terms of teaching style – they kept me engaged throughout the course”

Essentials of Infection Prevention and Control

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