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Our Foundation Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) recognises members who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to their professional development in IPC.
We run 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 one-day training sessions per year (in February, July and October), over a three-year period. In collaboration with PHE, Colindale, we also run the Foundation Course in IPC, a four-day non-residential course held annually in January. The Foundation Course offers the opportunity for attendees to learn from the leading UK experts and speakers in the field.
To qualify for the certificate, attendance at 7 (distinct) of the 9 Trainee Education Days in the rolling programme and completion of the HIS/PHE Foundation Course in Infection Prevention and Control is required.
To apply for the certificate, HIS members must submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by email:
Certificates of Attendance for 7 distinct Trainee Education Days plus the Foundation Course in Healthcare Infection Control
A 500-word reflection per event describing the application of each Trainee Education Day to their own practice
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Completing the reflections as soon as you have attended the training events and storing them with your certificates of attendance should mean the application process is quick and simple.
Applicants will be notified if they have been successful in achieving the Foundation Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control within 4 weeks of submitting their application.
Formal presentations of the certificates will be made annually at the AGM in November or December.