Review of the infection prevention and control nurse workforce
- Department of Health, Public Health England, and Health Education England
- Part of:
- Workforce planning for health, public health and social care
- First published:
- 1 July 2015
Provides information on location, number, functions, skills and competences of the infection prevention and control (IPC) nursing workforce.
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The report has found the following:
- IPC nurses are situated in different organisations, which all have different remits and responsibilities
- there is no uniformity in person specifications or core competencies for IPC nurses
- there is no clear defined pathway into IPC nursing and there is no ‘set’ qualification
- there is substantial variability in team structures and IPC service delivery models
- it is difficult to count the number of IPC nurses within care homes since the IPC leads there are not necessarily IPC nurses
- there is currently no formal national network for IPC nursing
Published: 1 July 2015