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15 July 2014 Health Foundation paper on integrating human factors with infection prevention and control

In 2013, IPS members wrote a Health Foundation paper on integrating human factors with infection prevention and control - the call to action is ongoing.  Find out more here.

11 July 2014 Professor Tricia Hart makes the HSJ top 50 Inspirational Women 2014

Congratulations to IPS’ Patron, Professor Tricia Hart who made the top 50 Inspirational Women 2014. 

11 July 2014 Streams at Infection Prevention 2014

There will be up to five streams running each day catering for specific areas of interest.  In order to promote the streams at conference, flyers have been developed.  Please share and display these within your organisation.  Thank you for your support.

23 May 2014 IPS provides summary of Infection Prevention Summit held in association with Patient Safety Congress

A summary of the tweets issued during this Summit held on 20 May has been prepared and issued by IPS. 

23 May 2014 Norovirus in healthcare settings and beyond – a research workshop, London

This IDRN & PHE event is being held on 17 October 2014, Institute of Materials, central London. Norovirus is reportedly the most common enteric pathogen and a major cause of short-term illness in the UK. This workshop will focus on several key topic areas, including surveillance, perspectives from those in hospitals and care homes, norovirus in the community, and an update on vaccine development.

09 May 2014 WHO acknowledges IPS

IPS has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation through a feature on its webpages; demonstrating that the society has acted upon WHO’s call to action for 2014 ‘the role of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of drug-resistant germs’

09 May 2014 IPS offers student nurses a chance to attend their annual conference

IPS has worked with the Nursing Times to run a competition allowing two people to win and attend their annual conference. There is still time to apply through the Nursing Times.  Further information can be found here.

09 May 2014 IPS supports the future of ‘Patient Safety Incident Reporting and Learning (England)’

IPS is promoting a short survey to assess the future requirements for a national patient safety incident management system. The survey will be open until 9am on Monday 19th May.  Please click here.

09 May 2014 IPS leads on ‘Reducing the risk of infection on the patient’s surgical pathway’ through the OneTogether collaboration

A new poster has been issued to IPS members along with the Society’s Journal of Infection Prevention. It presents key evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infection with the aim of supporting best practice in relation to infection prevention in operating departments

09 May 2014 IPS Patron, Prof Didier Pittet, launches a new book on the role of hand hygiene in saving patient lives

Prof Pittet has worked alongside a French author Thierry Crouzet to launch a book entitled ‘Clean Hands Saves Lives’. It is free to download, has a foreword by WHO Director General Margaret Chan and should help enhance the public’s understanding of the role of hand hygiene in healthcare

02 May 2014 New article on EPIC 3 and IV therapy

President Jules Storr, and IV Forum Lead Carole Hallam have written a short commentary for the British Journal of Nursing.  Check out the reference here.