The IPS R&D Committee is currently seeking applications for two new members. 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. Both posts will commence in February 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for both individual and professional development and to contribute to the Society in its support of members’ needs. Please click here for the application form and send completed form to IPSPA@fitwise.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017.
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.
Following the establishment of this new IPS standing committee, led by Debbie Xuereb, we are seeking a Deputy Coordinator and four members to join the committee. To view the terms of reference of the committee please click here. If you are interested in becoming the Deputy Coordinator please click here for the role profile and here for the application form. Members interested in the other four committee member roles can view the role profile by clicking here and the application form can be found here. Please apply by 12pm Friday 25th November 2016.
Photographs of conference are now available to view on the IPS Flickr site – please click here.
Find out who this year's IPS Annual Awards winners and finalists are here.
The table of contents for the September 2016 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev
In April 2016 the OneTogether infection control assessment toolkit was launched. The assessment toolkit is available in a printable and also electronic version on the IPS website - click here.OneTogether Infection Control Assessment Toolkit
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.