12 Dates, 12 Locations around the UK and Ireland. Find out more here.
The vision of the IPS is that no person will be harmed by a preventable infection. The role of the environment in the transmission of micro-organisms has become increasingly recognized in recent years, along with the importance of effective environmental cleaning.
Recent measures show standards of hospital cleanliness are high and keeping them that way is one of the main things that supports all the successful efforts to reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections such as MRSA.
Achieving this increase in standards would not have been possible without a guiding framework, and the IPS is pleased to have worked with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to revise the specification for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness (PAS 5748).
Sponsored by the Department of Health (England), the document was first published in 2011 to help acute, community and mental health hospitals show they are clean and safe for patients.
This updated cleaning specification is free to download for all NHS England staff and organisations. Please click here.
Public Health England (PHE) have published a train the trainers programme on PPE to be used in EDs for suspected Ebola patients. Read it here.
IPS now has country specific videos for each branch to use to promote IPC as a career and IPS as the society of choice for IPC professionals. View them here.
The table of contents for the November 2014 edition of JIP is now available to view here.