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02 June 2017 PRESS RELEASE: Cuts in investment in infection prevention threatens patient safety

IPS is today calling on health providers in the UK to maintain investment in infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to prevent serious risk to patient safety.  Read more here.

12 May 2017 Mental Health - IPS thought leadership

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, IPS member Nicola Roberts has written for Independent Nurse on the importance of our regional Branch networks, which provide vital support for members. If you'd like to share the article on Twitter please use #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

12 May 2017 Updated High Impact Interventions Published

Following a targeted consultation with key individuals and PHE, IPS are delighted to publish the updated 2017 version on our website – please click here.

12 May 2017 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

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

18 April 2017 IPS Branch Funding to attend Infection Prevention 2017

As a member of the Infection Prevention Society, you can apply for branch funding to attend this year's annual conference on the 18th - 20th September in Manchester.  Find out more here.

18 April 2017 International Funding to attend Infection Prevention 2017

as an international member of the Infection Prevention Society, you can apply for funding to attend this year's annual conference on the 18th - 20th September in Manchester.  The grant is open to individuals residing outside the UK & Ireland who have been full IPS members for at least one year by application deadline date.  Find out more 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.

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.