25 June 2019 The Refectory, QMC, Nottingham
Outbreaks training course

This training course, currently only open to Trainee members of HIS, will focus infection outbreaks and is essential training for infection trainees who are involved with healthcare-associated infection outbreak management. The aim of the course is to develop understanding and key practical skills in a structured management response to outbreak investigation.

This course combines taught and practical sessions with opportunities for dialogue around outbreak management. Whilst providing a sound foundation in the basics of outbreak management and investigations, the course also delivers specific sessions around agenda setting, constructing timelines, simple stats, case-control studies and writing press releases. The course also features a dedicated ‘table top exercise training experience’ involving a detailed scenario for delegates to work through based on an actual hospital outbreak. The course will run from 9:30 – 16:30 and a full programme will be sent out to registered attendees prior to the course.

All attendees are required to bring a laptop on the day.

The course has been created and developed by Dr Tim Boswell, medical microbiology consultant and deputy director of infection prevention and control - Nottingham University Hospitals, and will be taught by him and Dr Nik Mahida, consultant medical microbiologist and infection control doctor - Nottingham University Hospitals.


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This course is suitable for infection trainees with a role in outbreak investigation. It is aimed principally towards Combined Infection trainees, Medical Microbiology, Virology and Infectious Diseases trainees who may be required to lead HCAI outbreak management in the future as consultants. To apply for the pilot course, you must be a HIS Trainee member


The cost of registration for the course is £50, payable online by credit or debit card only and places are only secured once full payment is received.  Invoices for payment will not be issued for this event.

Cancellation or non-attendance

Cancellations will be accepted in writing by email to admin@his.org.uk up to 14 days prior to the event and the registration fee will be refunded in full.  Refunds will not be provided for cancellations less than 14 days prior to the event or for delegates who do not attend on the day.

Certificate of attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after the event for delegates who attend the full day.

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