Infection prevention and control

A lady cleaning the hospital floors with a machine Infection prevention and control is vital to the wellbeing of people who need care and support.

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

For Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated providers, ensuring the appropriate infection, prevention and control is provided helps comply with their expectations around national standards for induction.

We have resources to support you. 

We don’t deliver training but you can search our Endorsement Framework directory for courses delivered by recommended training providers.

Our Recommendations for CQC providers guide includes a section around induction related training, including further information about infection control training. It can help you to consider what you need to cover with care workers to effectively induct them.

This new induction applies across social care and health and is made up of 15 standards which make new members of staff ready to practice within their specific sector. Standard 15 focuses on infection, prevention and control.

We have materials to support you with the Care Certificate.

Our choosing workforce learning guide helps you think about what you need from a learning provider.  It helps you ask the right questions before choosing which one to use. With thousands of learning providers available, this helps you select the best one for your needs.

If you want to further develop your infection prevention and control related knowledge and skills, we recommend using our Skill Selector to find relevant units and qualifications.  

Funding towards the cost of qualifications may be available from our Workforce Development Fund

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