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In compliance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) DH 2015, registered providers of healthcare should ensure that all staff are fully involved in the process of preventing and controlling infection. Training is one way in which this can be demonstrated.  Training can be provided by the Infection Prevention and Control Team to address a particular practice or concern or simply to provide information on safe working practices, for residential homes and sheltered housing providers in Worcestershire contact emmasneed@nhs.net

Training can be undertaken in a variety of ways:

  • Specific sessions can be provided to groups of staff within Nursing Homes for more information contact 01386 502597.  For residential homes and sheltered housing providers please contact the CCG Infection Prevention and Control Lead Emma Sneed on emmasneed@nhs.net

  • Annual Conferences and Product Exhibitions are provided for Qualified Staff working within Nursing Homes in May and for Healthcare Assistants working within Nursing Homes in September every year.   Full-day conferences are designed to give a more in-depth knowledge of what is happening right now and covers all new DH guidance, trends etc.  During the morning there will be talks from Microbiologists and other specialists and in the afternoon delegates are divided into groups so that the training can be specifically tailored to individual needs.  There is also the opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns.

  • For staff who want to undertake an Update in Infection Prevention and Control the workbooks below provide an alternative to face to face training or e-learning.  PLEASE SELECT THE BOOKLET MOST APPLICABLE TO YOUR ROLE.  When the team receives back the signed slip on the back page you will receive a certificate to indicate completion.   


Workbooks are currently available for:         

  • Housekeeping Staff

  • Healthcare Staff within Nursing Homes 

  • Admin Staff

Specific training books are also available linked to key practices to prevent and control infection. 

  • Hand Hygiene.

  • Urinary Catheters.

  • Aseptic Technique

Click here to access workbooks 


Nursing/Care Home Infection Prevention and Control Link Staff - Our next support session is 29th November 2018 in Charles Hastings Education Centre at Worcester Royal Hospital click here for flyer. Other dates booked are:  14th February 2019 and 9th July 2019.

Infection Prevention and Control Team Tel:  01386 502552 Mobile:  07798608171.  These pages are maintained by Louisehough@nhs.net