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IP&C Workbooks

Educational Workbooks have been produced specifically for Care Home and Domiciliary Care settings and have been developed collaboratively by Public Health Wales IPC Team and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. We thank our collaborators in Wales for supporting the pilot study and advising on content and distribution, these include Care Forum Wales, National Commissioning Board, Health Education Improvement Wales, Social Care Wales and Welsh Government. We also acknowledge all care homes and domiciliary care providers who took part in the pilot which helped to make improvements for the 2nd edition which is now available. 

These 76-80 page A5 Workbooks are for each member of staff to keep as part of their portfolio as well as a point of reference for day to day working. The Workbooks have a guided learning time of 3 hours to complete with ‘Test your knowledge’ at the end of each section with a certificate to be signed off by management. On completion of the Workbooks, it can count towards your CPD requirement for your profession and requirements for social care registration.

The certificates are valid for a year with a new test sheet and certificate available to order from Spring 2024. The workbooks will be reviewed in 2025 and any changes in policy will be posted in the updates section of the website.


The Workbooks cover a range of topics such as:

  • Hand hygiene
  • PPE
  • Respiratory and cough hygiene

  • Safe disposal of waste

  • Safe management of blood and body fluid spillages

  • Safe management of care equipment

  • Safe management of linen
  • Safe management of the care environment
  • Safe sharps management
  • Specimen collection
  • Urinary catheter care
  • UTI prevention
  • Clostridioides difficile
  • MDROs, including CPE
  • MRSA
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus


These workbooks are available in Welsh as a electronic version or in English as a physical paper copy. Physical paper copies will be available for dispatch from the 1st of September.

Available from £3.29 per Workbook (including postage & packaging) when purchasing 61 or more copies.  Please see order form for further details.

Any council ordering directly will receive a 10% discount on orders over 61 Workbooks.


Care Home Workbooks


Domiciliary Care Workbooks


How to Order

Download the order from below and follow the instructions within.


How to Guide



Care Homes

“Catheter care, I didn’t know that a catheter bag should not be emptied more than needed or it could cause an infection” 

“I had not heard of C.difficile before, I feel that I have learnt what this is and how to manage it safely” 

“It was a very informative good workbook that we enjoyed doing. It actually helped bring the team together and opened up conversations regarding infection control that would not have been brought up without this book”

Domiciliary Care

"Very valuable resource and great to have the information collated in one place. Nice to feel valued i.e receiving the same information / training as NHS colleagues"

“You are reminded of the consequences if these procedures in preventing infection are not followed, it is our duty to keep everyone safe by following guidance”


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