National bodies and national guidance

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NHS Infection Prevention and Control guidance

Guidance for care homes

Guidance for domiciliary care

Guidance for GP practices

Guidance for dental practices and others


Clostridium Difficile

Urinary Tract Infections



Urinary catheters

Download a catheter passport

Continence care

Public Health England

Public Health England also provides an A to Z of pathogens which gives useful information about the pathogen, incubation periods, infectivity, transmission routes and notifiable status.

E-learning for Healthcare

E-learning for Healthcare is delivering or developing more than 400 elearning programmes in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England.

Antimicrobial Resistance – Stewardship

This programme supports health and care staff (both clinical and non-clinical) to understand the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance. The programme has been developed by HEE in collaboration with Public Health England (formerly PHE, NHS-HAS 2021), NHS England and NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

County Councils

Essex County Council

Suffolk County Council


PrescQIPP Practice Plus is a professional network developed to connect PCN and practice pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with each other and to the wider NHS.

Care England

Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission – guidance for care homes

Department of Health and Social Care

Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety Executive – guidance on infection prevention and control at work

Healthcare Infection Society

Infection Prevention Society – For Health Professionals

Infection Prevention Solutions

National Care Association

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual – Scotland

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Nursing – continuing professional development

Skills for Care

Skills for Care – Infection control e-learning course

Social Care Institute for Excellence

The Care Provider Alliance

The National Care Forum

UK Government – coronavirus information and guidance

UK Home Care Association – UKHCA

World Health Organization

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Next review due: 1 December 2023