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Booking Information

How to book a place

Please reserve a place using the form below. You will be redirected to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals events booking page where you will find a link to, “pay for a HCID course”. Payments can be made via credit or debit card. You will also receive a confirmation email which will include a link to this website. Please make payment within 14 days of reserving a place.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact us to request an invoice.

Courses often book quickly, so we would advise planning your attendance well in advance of when you wish to attend a course.

Who is the course for

The courses are designed for healthcare professionals who need skills in HCID assessment, enhanced infection control precautions and patient are as part of their clinical duties, as well as those who teach these skills on a regular basis. This includes doctors, paramedics and nurses working in acute care areas (e.g. ID units, ED, ICU, HART teams)

All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

Course structure and programme

Pre-course preparation:

Before the course, you will need to complete our online learning modules, which can be accessed via the resource centre section website. We recommend completing these within 2 weeks of the course.


The course runs between 0845 and 1700. During the day, you will take part in an introductory seminar and demonstration, 4 high-fidelity simulation scenarios using the ultraviolet contamination model and debrief periods.

Each scenario starts with a patient referral. During simulation exercises, you will assess patients with suspected HCID infection, and perform a variety of tasks. Using VIOLET, our UV manikin, you will be able to visualise contamination on your PPE before and after doffing. This offers a powerful educational experience and will provide confidence in the PPE ensemble.

Download the full programme

Assessment and Certification

You will be expected to show competency in the core skills of the course, including HCID Assessment PPE, other enhanced infection control precautions and, if relevant for your job role, assessment and diagnosis of HCID suspect cases.

At the end of the course, theoretical knowledge will be formally tested with an MCQ paper, and practical components tested in a practical skill station.

Course fees

Places on the course are offered at cost. Currently, the 1 day HCID assessment PPE cost is set at £275 per person. The 2 day HCID Train the trainer course is set at £550 per person.

Medical staff working in a relevant specialty are usually able to access course funding via study/CPD budgets.

Nursing staff may wish to utilise the £1000 personal development budget outlined in the NHS long term workforce plan (page 65, paragraph 3) – please discuss with your line manager to discuss accessing this.

Course Location

The course is run from the clinical simulation centre in Mexborough Hospital, near Doncaster. This is a 15-minute taxi ride from Doncaster train station, which is on the east cost mainline. Alternatively, there is a local train station in Mexborough with infrequent connections to Sheffield and Doncaster; the sim centre is a 15 minute walk from the station. There is ample car parking on site.

Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre
Montagu Hospital
Adwick Road
South Yorkshire
S64 0AZ
01709 649106

2023/4 Diary

“It was a really useful experience working through in a logical manner with a buddy. I think within our team there are lessons we can build on our own processes”

ID Consultant, Leeds

ID Nurse, Manchester

“The online learning was informative and the simulation and practice was very worthwhile. All the resources were excellent”

ID SpR, Sheffield

Contact us

Department of Infection & Tropical medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, S10 2JF 01142712608

Montagu Simulation Centre
South Yorkshire
S64 0AZ 01709 649106

Or email directly: sth[dot]hcidtraining[at]


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