Trainee Education Programme

In 2015, the Society launched a structured Trainee Education Programme specifically for medical microbiology, medical virology and infectious diseases trainees which is aligned to the RCPath curricula.

The programme comprises a series of three, independent, one-day training sessions per year (in February, July and October), over a three-year period.  The full 3-year rolling programme can be found here.

This programme is available to HIS Trainee Members. If you are not already a HIS Trainee Member, sign up for FREE HIS Trainee Membership. A small number of places are available at each event to non-trainees (see attendance below for more information).

The HIS Trainee Education Programme is mapped to the 2015 curricula for CIT, MM and MV. To support and develop those trainees currently within or considering specialty training, HIS has developed the ‘HIS Infection Prevention and Control Curriculum for Core Infection and Higher Specialty Trainees’ which is intended to clarify the knowledge and competencies required.

IPC in 5 eResources available

2018 Trainee Education Days

Environmental aspects of Infection Prevention and Control: Risks and Solutions

7 November 2018 | The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Registration  Programme

 

2019 Trainee Education Days

Day 1: IPC in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care

27 February 2019 | Mary Ward House, London

Programme and registration available shortly.

Day 2: Topic to be confirmed

4 July 2019 | BCEC, Birmingham

Programme and registration available shortly.

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Attendance

Attendance at Trainee Education Days is FREE for HIS Trainee Members, however a refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place. A small number of places are available at each event to non-trainees working in a clinical or non-industry research setting, with an interest in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection. If you would like to attend and fall into this category, please email admin@his.org.uk with a paragraph briefly outlining the nature of your job role and indicating how the Trainee Education Day will benefit your professional development. A registration fee of £50 will apply for these places.

Cancellation or non-attendance

Cancellations will be accepted in writing by email to admin@his.org.uk up to 7 days prior to the event and the deposit will be refunded in full.  Deposit refunds will not be provided for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event or for delegates who do not attend on the day.

HIS Foundation Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

HIS Trainee Members who have attended 7 of the 9 Trainee Education Days plus the Foundation Course in Infection Prevention and Control will be eligible to apply for the HIS Foundation Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control.  For more information please email admin@his.org.uk

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued within two weeks of the event. Delegates must attend the full day programme in order to receive a certificate. Please contact HIS prior to the event if you are unable to attend the full day.

Extended Travel Bursary - HIS Trainee Members only

The Society offers discretionary bursaries up to £50 towards the cost of attending the training day for HIS Trainee Members only.

To apply, complete and return the bursary form (available in [WORD] or [PDF]) together with receipts, either at the event or up to one month after the event.

In order to be eligible for a travel bursary claim delegates must attend the full day programme. Please contact HIS prior to the event with any extenuating circumstances that may affect your claim.

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Past Trainee Education Days

Public Health Aspects of IPC
Tuesday 10 July 2018 at BCEC, Birmingham
 
Reducing Harm to Patients and Improving Quality of Care: Surgical Site Infection and Sepsis
Friday 2 February 2018 at Mary Ward House Conference Centre, London
 
 
Aspects of Decontamination 
Tuesday 7 November 2017, The BCEC, Birmingham 
 
 
Behaviour Change, Quality Improvement and Leadership 
Monday 24 July 2017, The BCEC, Birmingham 
 
 
Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship 
Tuesday 14 February 2017, Crowne Plaza, Leeds
 
Infection Prevention and Control in Specialist Settings 
Monday 10 October 2016, Holiday Inn, Birmingham
 
Challenges of infection prevention and control (IPC) in non-acute settings
Monday 4 July 2016, Holiday Inn, Birmingham
 
Infection Prevention and Control in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care
Monday 1 February 2016, Holiday Inn, Birmingham
 
Environmental aspects of Infection Prevention and Control: Risks and Solutions
Thursday 15 October 2015, Pentahotel, Birmingham
 
It's a small world - Public Health aspects of IPC, including implications of travel
Monday 13 July 2015, Holiday Inn, Birmingham
 
Minimising and Managing Surgical Site Infection: Reducing Harm to Patients and Improving Quality of Care
Monday 23 February 2015, Holiday Inn, Birmingham