A fundamental element of the services provided by Infection Prevention Solutions is our ability to provide clients with the expertise of our staff on either an ad hoc or an ongoing infection consultancy basis.
As highly experienced and knowledgeable specialist nurses from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds, the professional infection control team provide their expertise to health and social care providers and commissioners all over the UK. All of our IPC specialist nurses have post-basic professional qualifications in IPC as well as teaching qualifications.
The aim of infection control consultancy services is client-specific, based on their needs and their available budgets. Services can be short, medium or long-term with our longest running NHS client contract now in its 11th year. Many of our clients contract with us for a period of years, with many others requiring shorter term contracts to meet their needs. Our infection control specialists work across the spectrum of bandings for specialist nurses – from band 7 – band 8b – depending on the services required by clients. Some clients require us to work as members of an existing team. We may be requested to lead and develop an existing team and we may be required to establish a service where none currently exists – this has been demonstrated most clearly in Clinical Commissioning Groups over the past 3 years.