Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate are hosting two sessions to engage with staff who work in care homes for adults and older people and to garner their feedback on the draft IPC standards which were published on 12 October 2021.
There will be an opportunity at both sessions to hear from Marie Paterson, Chief Inspector, Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland on the journey to develop new IPC standards that will be mandatory in all care homes across Scotland once finalised. In all other social care services, the agreed IPC standards will be deemed as good practice.
Friday 26 November 10:00 – 11:30
This particular session is open to all staff who work in care homes for older people. Click here to register.
If you are a member of staff that works in a care home for adults (not older people) then please see the scheduled session on Friday 3 December at 10am.
Friday 3 December 10:00 – 11:30
This particular session is open to all staff who work in care home for adults (not older people). Click here to register.
If you are a member of staff that works in a care home for older people then please see the scheduled session on Friday 26 November 2021.
Feedback on the draft standards can also be submitted through Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s IPC standards online survey which can be found here
Feedback from this session and the online survey tool will be used to inform the final IPC standards. It is anticipated that final IPC standards will be published by June 2022.
What happens next?
The sessions will be held using the Microsoft Teams platform. To ensure the event is as accessible as possible, please contact [email protected] to let us know of any requirements you may have when you sign up for your place.
The workshop programme and joining instructions will be emailed out to all registered participants one week before the session from [email protected]
We hope that you will be able to attend.
The implementation of agreed IPC standards will be key in reducing the risk of infections in health and social care in Scotland. By outlining a national minimum level of service, IPC standards set out a common and current benchmark of quality for organisations and regulated care services to:
- help prevent and manage the spread of infection, and
- deliver person-centred, safe and effective health and social care.
Standards enable organisations to quality assure their IPC practice and embed many of the IPC principles set out in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual and the Infection Prevention and Control Manual for older people and adult care homes as the standards have been developed to align with the manual.