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17 March 2017 Would you like to join the IPS Scientific Programme Committee?

the annual IPS Conference is the leading educational event for infection prevention and control professionals throughout the UK and Ireland. The IPS conference is planned by the efficient and supportive IPS Scientific Programme Committee (SPC).  We are looking for two new members to join the SPC committee for a three year term for IP2018 planning.  For further information please visit here.

17 March 2017 Our Education & Professional Development Committee (EPDC) needs you!

The IPS EPDC is currently seeking applications for one new member.  The term of office is for two years and the time commitment includes up to three meetings over the course of the year and some tele-conferencing.  For further information please click here.

10 February 2017 Journal of Infection Prevention: Call for papers

JIP is seeking original article submissions for publication on the topic of the prevention or control of antimicrobial resistance for a themed issue to be published in 2017.  We are interested in quantitative and qualitative studies, and other original work such as reports on practice development, audit and surveillance studies, outbreaks reports.  You are welcome to contact the Editor if you wish to discuss your submission and seek further advice at  For full manuscript details please visit the journal website here.

23 December 2016 ‘Planning critical to protect patients against serious risk from winter bug outbreaks’ say UK infection experts'

The Infection Prevention Society, which represents professionals working in infection prevention and control, is today calling on hospital trusts across the UK to put robust plans in place for winter bug outbreaks to protect patients against serious risk.  Please click here to read the full press release.

22 December 2016 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

The table of contents for the January 2017 edition of JIP is now available to view here.  Follow on twitter @JInfPrev

04 November 2016 IP2016 Conference Photos Now Available

Photographs of conference are now available to view on the IPS Flickr site – please click here.

28 January 2016 IP&C Commissioning Toolkit (Second Edition) PublishedRCN_and_IPS_Toolkit_infection_prevention_Front_Cover.jpg

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS), in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a revised Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Toolkit.  The development and use of the toolkit is supported by NHS England and provides a series of indicators that can be used by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and regulators to focus on preventing healthcare associated infections (HAI) in healthcare settings. Developed by members of the IPS Commissioning Group and RCN, the toolkit highlights the importance of preventing and controlling healthcare infection in general and specifically pneumonia, urinary tract infections and sepsis.  A press statement is also available.