SIPCEP Improvement layer

Welcome to the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway - Improvement layer.

All learning resources on this site are free to use.


Once you have used the SIPCEP Improvement Layer, we would be really grateful for your feedback, so we can continue to improve the resources we provide for you. Please use the link below to give feedback.

SIPCEP Improvement Layer Feedback

Improvement layer

The improvement layer is designed for those who wish to develop knowledge and skills in relation to infection prevention and control and quality improvement and lead on or actively participate in an infection prevention and control improvement project in their place of work.

An infection prevention and control worked example and tools are provided to illustrate each stage of the improvement journey.

This layer also incorporates quality improvement programmes currently offered by NES at Foundation, Practitioner and Leader levels and builds on knowledge and skills in the application of the science of improvement.   Further information is available at the Quality Improvement Zone.

The What's?

The Improvement layer consists of a range of resources that can get you started with quality improvement or help you with improvement work.

Get started

If you don't know anything about quality improvement yet, start with the basics: The Model for Improvement 

Learn about other IPC improvement projects

If you are interested in learning about other improvement projects, you can work through the IPC example of an improvement journey and read some of the IPC improvement stories (case studies and posters).

Find resources for your own improvement project

If you are already working on an improvement project, you might find some of the tools and links under the different stages of the improvement journey useful for your work.

Develop more expertise

You can several find eLearning modules on quality improvement on the Quality Improvement Zone.

Check out the different quality improvement development opportunities available, if you are interested in developing basic or more advanced skills in quality improvement.


Resource feedback

To help us improve our resources, we would like to ask you a few questions about your experience with using our TURAS pages today.  This will only take a few minutes to complete and your answers will help us improve our future communication and resources. 

Thank you! 

Alternative formats

The resources may be made available, in full or in summary form, in alternative formats and community languages. Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email to discuss how we can best meet your requirements. 

Transcriptions of any videos within the resources are available.