The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a new infection prevention and control (IPC) scheme for nurses and their colleagues working in adult social care settings.

The new IPC Champions Network builds on measures already in place to maintain and continuously improve standards across the care sector.

Lessons learned from the pandemic will be rolled out through the network to help minimise the future spread of infections, including COVID-19 and flu, to protect people living in care homes and receiving home care. The champions will share best practice through a series of virtual meetings, a newsletter and discussion forum.

Read the IPC Champions Network Impact Report 2023, here.

Who is IPC network for?

The network is open to frontline social care staff responsible for infection prevention and control in their specific areas or homes.

How to join the IPC network?

To join the network, please register your details here and tick “Infection Prevention and Control” under ‘Mailing Lists’.  You can also sign up for general email updates from us and join other QNI networks.

How can I attend the IPC network meetings?

To find out about the next IPC meeting, register and for the summaries from the previous events, click here. Please join the network to receive updates invitations to our online events.

Where can I find useful links and IPC resources?

To view resources relevant to infection prevention and control, please click here.


If you have any questions about the network, please contact the network manager, Charlotte Fry.


The IPC network is supported by Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Deborah Sturdy OBE and backed by a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care.

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