22 April 2021 - 27 April 2021 ONLINE
HIS/PHE Foundation course in infection prevention and control

The next course will take place ONLINE via Zoom over 4 days on 22, 23, 26 and 27 April 2021 (note there is a weekend break). This course is now fully booked.

As the course is heavily oversubscribed we are now only accepting expressions of interest for courses in 2022 and beyond. To express your interest in future courses please email admin@his.org.uk

Note that the course is heavily over-subscribed each year and as such, the course is only open to individuals working in a clinical setting, and it is expected that attendees will already have had some experience working in an infection, prevention and control role. 

The four-day course, organised by HIS and Public Health England is a stand-alone course, with the opportunity to learn from the leading UK experts in the field. The course will allow medical trainees, newly appointed consultants and other practitioners such as nurses and clinical scientists to gain a firm grounding in infection prevention and control. 

The learning outcomes will focus on:

  • Developing a sound approach to the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and related issues of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Learning how to develop a surveillance programme and gain knowledge of data collection, analysis and feedback to produce information for action
  • Outbreaks: learning about prevention and control with emphasis on investigation and data analysis
  • Learning how to use molecular typing techniques for outbreak investigation
  • Introducing technical aspects of hospital hygiene eg ventilation, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Understanding the basis of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Covering organisational aspects of HCAI prevention and control.

In the past this meeting has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for 24 CPD credits. Accreditation will be sought for April 2021.

Delegates are expected to attend the full programme each day. If you have any concerns about being able to attend for the full course, please email admin@his.org.uk in advance to discuss.

"Coming to the end of the 4th day of the Foundation Course in Infection Prevention and Control at PHE, Colindale. Really good overview of infection control from national leaders in the field. Sold out quickly, fully recommend for next year."
Dr. Chris Lynch, Microbiology SpR
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