Making a difference at North Tees and Hartlepool

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust was the first NHS Trust to ensure that all staff were given access to the course, and a case study was developed to publicise the results.

Lesley Wharton, Lead Nurse responsible for Infection Control at the time, was primarily attracted to the programme because of the flexibility it offers:

She said, "We chose to use this programme because of the ease of access. The can be used at home or at work, and at any time of day. Traditional courses are usually run during office hours on week-days, making attendance difficult for staff who choose to work nights or weekends."

"This online course is fun, informal and deals with infection control from a slightly different perspective, encouraging every member of staff to be aware of their responsibities and to make a difference."