The e-Bug team from Public Health England has developed a new community hygiene course called “Beat the Bugs”.

The Beat the Bugs course is a 6-week community hygiene course which aims to increase awareness and change behaviour around hygiene and antibiotic use.

It comprises six fun, visual and interactive sessions, covering: an introduction to microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene, food hygiene, oral hygiene, antibiotics and a final session on self-care and action planning for the future.

The course is designed to be delivered by community groups for community groups and is suitable for a range of community groups including adults with learning difficulties, young mothers and younger audiences such as girl guides, scouts, youth groups, and after-school clubs.


Please do share this update with your school nurse colleagues.

‘A Clean & Healthy Start to School’ is aimed at parents with young children, helping to them to prepare their children for school life and teach them good hygiene habits. Regularly updated, this booklet has been distributed widely for many years, primarily by school nurses.

This is a free healthcare resources for a range of healthcare professionals and their clients.

Its just been updated (Fourth Edition).

The booklet is available as a downloadable pdf, and also in printed copy.

Boxes of approx. 115 copies can be mailed out directly, either to individual schools or to local/regional centres. Please contact Michelle Short [email protected] Tel: 00 44 7970 852191