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

We are here to support you in your role.

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"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

Delivering infection prevention and control

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The group's key priorities are:

  • providing training and updates on topical and relevant IPC issues;
  • providing support and advice to IPC leads;
  • building a hospice IPC community by offering peer learning and advice.

Receive updates, webinars, a bi-monthly bulletin and key communications by joining the Infection, Prevention and Control Community of Practice below.

Meetings

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We provide ECHO webinars every two months in which we offer an 'all-learn', 'all-teach' approach to best practice. Our forthcoming ECHO sessions will soon be confirmed.

Contact the ECHO team to find out more, sign up and access resources.

Every Action Counts review

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We have been delighted with your contribution to a review of NHS England 'Every Action Counts' videos and toolkits, to make these important resources work for hospices.

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

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

An evidence-based practice manual for use by all those involved in care provision in England. This should be adopted as guidance in NHS settings or settings where NHS services are delivered and the principles should be applied in all care settings.

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Every Action Counts: Because I Care

This video is part of a set of resources titled ‘Every action counts’ supporting staff in infection prevention and control excellence.

These products have been developed by Public Health England to support staff, to strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership and culture, staff and patient engagement, training, and operational management.

This video is based on the concept ‘because I care’ originally created by NHS England and NHS Improvement South West regional communications team. The video was recreated so that it could be used right across the country.

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Every action counts – Hierarchy of Controls video

This video is part of a set of resources titled ‘Every action counts’ supporting staff in infection prevention and control (IPC) excellence.

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

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

Infection, Prevention and Control bulletin

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We offer a bulletin on Infection, Prevention and Control, supporting your Community of Practice with updates on policy, guidance, events, research and more.

View our most recent bulletin

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Meet the team  

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We have over 160 infection control leads in our Network. Contact Julia or Stuart to be included in our mailing or for any questions relating to infection prevention and control.

Julia Russell leads the Network and facilitates meetings and webinars. She is Senior Clinical and Quality Improvement Lead, Clinical, Hospice UK.

Stuart Duncan arranges meetings and disseminates information. He works for Hospice UK as the Clinical Team Administrator and is the administrator of this group.