GP Champions

Primary Care Champions

Role Profile

The IPC Primary Care Champion will support clean, safe care within their practice(s) by helping to create and maintain an environment which will reduce the risks of infection to patients, visitors and staff. This will be achieved by utilising their developing IPC knowledge, communication skills and teaching skills.


  • Assist the registered provider in meeting the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act (2008) Code of Practice for the prevention and control of infection (2010)
  • Feedback to the Practice Manager and all staff about the champions meetings
  • Act as a role model for best IPC practice within the practice(s)
  • Lead an IPC audit programme and undertake audits as appropriate
  • Provide IPC education and training to other members of staff
  • Deliver hand hygiene training
  • Promote IPC policy and guidance within the practice(s)
  • Identify and highlight infection prevention issues and respond to them appropriately
  • Identify areas of good practice and feedback to staff


  • Develop their knowledge of the basic principles of infection
  • Attend IPC Primary Care champions sessions (or send a fully informed person)
  • Be an active participant within the IPC Primary Care Champions group
  • Keep updated with current practices in IPC


The Practice Manager and practice staff should provide support to the Primary Care IPC Champion. The champion can expect support from the Infection Prevention and Control team of NHS Calderdale.

Meeting Dates

Date Time Venue
Thursday 23 October 2014 14.00-16.00 room L, Heath Training and Development Centre
Thursday 18 December 2014 14.00-16.00 room L, Heath Training and Development Centre
Thursday 26 february 2015 14.00-16.00 room L, Heath Training and Development Centre