NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in collaboration with the Care Inspectorate produced the Preventing Infection in Care DVD. A trainer programme was developed in 2016 to support the implementation of learning from the DVD and to build local capacity to deliver the education programme.

The programme provides an opportunity for care home staff with an education remit to enhance their knowledge and skills on infection prevention and control education and support them in implementing this into their local training provision.

NES is now recruiting care home trainers for cohort 3 and 4 of the trainer programme. This is a two day programme. Applications are now being accepted from all sizes of care homes and from NHS, private and local authority care homes. The trainer programme is free of charge to attend and ongoing support following the two-day programme is provided.

More information about the trainer programme can be found NES website.

Cohort 3 dates: Wednesday 6 and Wednesday 13 September 2017 in Glasgow

Cohort 4 dates: Monday 2 and Monday 9 October 2017 in Edinburgh.

The Closing date for expressions of interest is 25 August 2017.

More information about the Preventing Infection in Care resource can also be found on the NES website here.