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Healthcare Associated Infections

Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway


Introduction to the Pathway

Watch a conversation of our two project leads – Dr Sabine Nolte and Elaine Boyd – to find out more about the developments and future plans for the delivery of infection prevention and control education. Please watch the video below.

What is the pathway?

A staged pathway of infection prevention and control education.

Who is it for?

All Scottish health and social care staff and students.

What is the aim?

To enable staff and students to continuously improve their knowledge and skills around infection prevention and control as part of their role.

Flexible access to learning for staff and students.  Personalise your learning pathway - not a 'one sized fits all' programme.

COMING SOON - from Summer 2017


Qualitative Analysis of Learning Needs in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Staff

This report presents the results of a consultation exercise carried out with IPC staff as part of the development of the new Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.  Engagement from IPC staff was crucial to establish what educational support is already accessible; if additional support is required, and how the new pathway can help address these gaps.

Using a theory based behavioural model, barriers and enablers to performing IPC roles were investigated, and recommendations for educational resources to enhance staff knowledge and skills were made based on these results.

Download the Executive Summary (pdf)

Download the Full Report (pdf)


This web page will be continually updated with more information on the pathway.

You will find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.