This is a resource for implementing an infection prevention and control (IPC) walk round programme.

It is designed to help hospital staff plan and engage executive and senior leaders in IPC walk rounds, capture issues and suggestions, and develop and implement improvements.

The main document includes guidance on process, roles and responsibilities, actions and reporting; there are also templates to support planning and implementation. The suggested process and tools will encourage open communication and support agreed actions across all levels of staff, including senior leaders, frontline staff, infection prevention team members and ward and department clinical and operational leaders.

We welcome your questions, feedback and success stories. Please contact the IPC senior advisor.

Last updated 08/03/2019