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Primary care infection prevention and control (non-clinical) e-learning course

Everyone has a role to play in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). Learners can explore the effects of healthcareassociated infections, how they are spread and how to help to prevent the spread of infection.


Infection prevention and control is now a major priority for the primary care sector. This course has been developed for all non-clinical staff working in the primary care sector, to ensure that we all share the same understanding and good practice in this area.

Course content

  • Session 1 - Introduction to Infection Prevention
  • Session 2 - Infection Prevention in Practice


45 mins approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • Ability to describe and explain the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) and how they spread
  • Describe the impact healthcare associated infections have on patients and your duty of care to patients
  • Describe how hand hygiene and personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment help prevent the spread of infection

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all non-clinical staff such as healthcare assistants who are new to the role, administrative staff, receptionists, cleaning staff, carers and volunteers, whether directly employed within the primary care sector or employed by a contractor. More experienced healthcare assistants may want to consider completing the Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Staff course which is more detailed.


The sessions are followed by an assessment with a pass mark of 80%. Progress can be tracked by managers for internal audits and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course is part of the infection prevention course which is a nationally endorsed course. It was originally developed with the University of West London.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for levels 1 and 2 of the Framework.


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