Delivering infection prevention and control (IPC) can be challenging. It can be difficult to keep up to speed with latest research, policies and how they impact on the hospice environment.

We are here to support you in your role.


"Infection prevention and control is more than dealing with C.diff and MRSA - it is a core element of practice, intrinsic to high quality patient care."

Rick Catlin, Assistant Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Infection Prevention and Control audit tool


Access our IPC audit tool here. This Excel workbook includes instructions about how to use the tool.

Download the ICP audit tool workbook

National guidance

Every Action Counts


We worked with hospices to contribute to a review of NHS England's 'Every Action Counts' videos and toolkits. This helped ensure these important resources are relevant and useful for hospices.

The following tools are ready to support excellence in audit standard IPC behaviours for your hospice.

Because I Care

This video is one of the ‘Every action counts’ resources.

These products were developed by Public Health England to strengthen IPC leadership and culture, staff and patient engagement, training, and operational management.

Hierarchy of Controls

This video is one of NHS England's ‘Every action counts’ resources.

The animation is a training tool to support clinical and non-clinical staff to understand the different control measures that underpin IPC and how they work together to reduce risk.

Any questions?


Contact us with any questions about infection prevention and control.