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Launch of Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway


NHS Education for Scotland is leading the way in demonstrating a national approach to infection prevention and control with the introduction of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP).  The Pathway was launched by Shona Robison, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, at the NHSScotland Conference on 21st June 2017. 

The aim of the pathway is to enable all staff to contribute to a healthcare culture in which patient safety related to infection prevention and control is of the highest importance.  The pathway foundation layer modules are designed to develop underpinning knowledge and core behaviours across Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs).   

Lindsay Burley, Chair, NHS Education for Scotland, said

“This is a great new resource which addresses learning styles in a contemporary fashion to continually improve knowledge and skills around Infection Prevention and Control for all staff groups”.

The pathway is available on learnPro NHS and community websites and is identified as NES: Scottish IPC Education Pathway - Foundation.   

To find out more about the pathway and how it will benefit you, your colleagues, your organisation and ultimately the people you provide care to, visit the NES website at

Shona Robison at NES Stand