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Cleaning for confidence - keeping NHS premises safe and clean for patients

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

This elearning programme was developed in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands).

The programme outlines the fundamentals of cleaning and infection prevention and control to everyone within the NHS family, with the aim of stopping the spread of Coronavirus and other infections. The public-facing element of the campaign also aims to give confidence to patients and service users that NHS services remain safe to access during the pandemic and beyond.

Why is cleaning for confidence important?

  • Keeping NHS premises safe and clean for our patients is a commitment that we all share, and it is something that has never been more important than right now.
  • Every single person within the NHS family has a part to play in maintaining that commitment to keeping people safe.
  • A clean workplace is our first and best defence in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other infections.

About the Cleaning for Confidence programme

The Cleaning for Confidence elearning programme was developed to build upon staff knowledge of the good cleaning practices, that can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections where they work, both in clinical and non-clinical settings.

The elearning session takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and a certificate can be generated on completion of the elearning.

Everyone who completes the Cleaning for Confidence programme will become a cleaning champion, having demonstrated their commitment to keeping colleagues, patients and their families safe each and every day.

How to access the elearning

To learn more about the elearning, visit the Cleaning for Confidence programme page.

You can also visit the NHS England and NHS Improvement website to find a comprehensive communications toolkit that makes it easy to adopt the cleaning for confidence campaign within your organisation.



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