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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