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HIS runs a DIPC Network and Development Programme, directed at current or aspiring DIPCs and Deputy DIPCs, or those in a similar role. The programme comprises a series of 6 one-day training sessions (2 per year in June and December), over a three-year period and each programme includes speaker presentations, discussion sessions and networking opportunities.
In collaboration with Eastwood Park Training Centre, HIS also runs the Engineering Aspects of Infection Control course twice per year. In this course delegates learn to assess areas where engineering controls have a significant impact on preventing infection transmission in healthcare.
The HIS Advanced Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control recognises HIS members (Full or Associate) who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to their professional development in IPC through attendance and participation in both these programmes.
To be eligible for the HIS Advanced Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, HIS Members (Full or Associate) must attend and fully participate in 6 distinct DIPC Education Days PLUS the Engineering Aspects of Infection Control Course, within a 5 year period.
As an additional requirement, at the point of application for either certificate, candidates are required to submit a 500 word reflection (1 side A4) describing the application of each event or course to their own role.
To apply for the certificates, Full or Associate HIS Members must submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by email:
Certificates of Attendance for 6 distinct DIPC Education Days (plus the Engineering Course for the Advanced Certificate)
A 500-word reflection per event describing the application of each event or course to their own practice.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Applicants will be notified if they have been successful in achieving the certificate within 4 weeks of submitting their application.
Formal presentations of the certificates will be made annually as part of a special award ceremony at the Lowbury Lunch in November or December.