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Cleaning for Confidence Campaign

The Cleaning for Confidence campaign has been developed by NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands). Complete on ESR - 000 Cleaning for Confidence

The e-learning package is for staff working in a range of roles, including cleaners, housekeeping staff, doctors, nurses, carers and senior managers as well as office staff.

Siobhan Heafield, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Regional Chief Nurse for the Midlands, said: “Keeping NHS premises safe and clean for patients is a commitment that all NHS staff share – and it is something that has never been more important than right now, as all the available evidence suggests that doing simple things well to keep sites clean can help to significantly reduce the spread of infection. Every single person within the NHS family has a part to play in maintaining that commitment to keeping our colleagues, patients and visitors safe and we know that hardworking NHS staff are continuing to go above-and-beyond to keep sites clean".

“We know that it is the simple actions taken by staff that really do make all the difference in helping to protect patients and their families and I am delighted that DCHS staff have pledged to go the extra mile to offer that extra reassurance to their patients.”

The e-learning training is available to all NHS staff within the Midlands.

Be a cleaning champion: complete your Cleaning for Confidence e-learning today

The Cleaning for Confidence e-learning programme was developed to support staff in furthering their knowledge of good cleaning practices that help to stop the spread of Covid-19 and other infections where they work, including in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

The e-learning session takes around 20 minutes to complete and a certificate will be generated on completion of the e-Learning.

Everyone who completes the Cleaning for Confidence training will be recognised as one of DCHS’s cleaning champions, having demonstrated their commitment to keeping colleagues, patients and their families safe.

You can access the Cleaning for Confidence e-Learning via ESR by completing 000 Cleaning for Confidence

For more information on the “Cleaning for Confidence” campaign please follow the link below:

Ideas to help you to encourage your colleagues to complete the ‘Cleaning for Confidence’ e-learning:

  • A fun league table in your wards/departments
  • Send pictures of staff with their certificates to
  • Start a ‘one thing I did differently today’ chat on the DCHS Covid-19 Facebook page
  • Ask your patients to nominate their cleaning champion, share any observations as part of patient experience