On demand learning (6½hrs)

The learning outcomes for this self led eLearning course focus on understanding the technical aspects of hospital hygiene e.g. ventilation, disinfection and sterilisation.

This topic covers:

Decontamination of the hospital environment and measures of cleanliness
Mark Garvey

Mark has worked in the field of Infection Control for over 9 years. Mark is a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology and is currently the Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control for the Infection Prevention and Control Service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).

Alyson PrinceWaste Management, infection prevention and control and the law
Alyson Prince

Alyson is an infection prevention and control specialist who holds key experience in developing and shaping the Built Environment. She is an experienced IPCN with capability to support both the technical aspects of building services compliance and projects from an infection control perspective.  Alyson is collaborating and shaping national policy development, working currently on refreshing the Infection prevention and control aspects of Health and Social Care Act (2015) with the Department of Health and Social care alongside leading IPC specialists nationally.

Laundry services for healthcareKarren Staniforth
Decontamination of medical devices: Selecting an appropriate process, re-usable medical devices, sterilisation and wrapped trays
Healthcare ventilation: Operating theatre ventilation, source and protective isolation rooms
Karren Staniforth

Karren is a Subject Matter Expert: IPC, Healthcare Ventilation, Decontamination and Water Safety. She joined UKHSA as an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Advisor, in 2021. Karren initially trained in Diagnostic Microbiology but in 2006 she transferred to the IPC Team serving a large NHS teaching hospital.

Peter HoffmannIntroduction to endoscope & intracavity probe decontamination, duodenoscopes, TOE probes, understanding final rinse water quality, endoscope storage
Peter Hoffmann

Peter Hoffman is a retired Consultant Clinical Scientist for UKHSA with particular interests in specialist ventilation and decontamination. Peter worked with a variety of governmental and professional bodies to formulate guidelines and standards.  He also investigated incidents & outbreaks and uses the knowledge gained to educate others on these matters.

Water in healthcare: Organisms in water & wastewater, engineering risks & control measures, water in intensive care units
Mike Weinbren

Dr Michael Weinbren is a consultant medical microbiologist and infection control practitioner and a specialist Advisor Microbiology to New Hospital Programme. He is chair of the Healthcare Infection Society working party on water. He has an interest in water and wastewater systems.

Expected learning hours:

Self-led-learning via eLearning platform: a minimum of 6½ hours
Completion time for each session is approximately 70 - 110 minutes.

Access to on demand content:

Delegates will have access to the on demand content on the eLearning platform for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.


HIS members: £115

Non-members: £150

Full payment is required by credit or debit card at the point of booking and no refunds are issued as access to the topic materials is provided immediately.  For full information view our payment terms.


This course has been approved for 7 CPD points.

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