Infection prevention and control

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 prevention and control must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.

This recording (3 April 2020) from Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement colleagues in the South East covers protecting yourself and others, PPE, how to isolate residents and caring for those at risk of Covid-19. It reached more than 1300 leaders in the care home sector. The WebEx contains the slides and other information, including the new distribution process for PPE. It’s recommended for Registered Managers and others, and there will be a FAQ coming soon. This WebEx is the first of a range of support and guidance being offered in the South East, but colleagues from other regions will find it useful.

Duration: 1 hour

Covid and care home settings from Skills for Care on Vimeo.

This recording (14 April 2020) from Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement colleagues in the South East was a follow up WebEx to the first Infection Prevention Control WebEx. The WebEx had a short recap on matters covered on April 3 2020, and then opened up to questions and answers. The Q&A session will give you information and guidance on a range of issues and queries raised by those attending and some submitted in advance. The recording is applicable for all Registered Managers and IPC leads in all services.

Duration 1 hour

Q&A for Care Homes on use of PPE and IPCSkills for Care on Vimeo.

Standard 15 of the Care Certificate, the standards for new staff in health and social care roles, focuses on infection, prevention and control.

We have practical resources and workbooks to help you to implement the Care Certificate as part of induction.

Find out more about the Care Certificate.

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) have produced a useful quick guide called Helping to prevent Infection

 We can help you choose the right learning and the right provider for you.

Our ‘Guide to developing your staff’ can help you plan, select and evaluate the right learning for your staff and service.

We can also help you to find high quality learning providers. Skills for Care Endorsement finds and badges learning providers who we see as the best. Our endorsed providers deliver high quality learning and development to the social care sector.

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