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.
The IPS Editorial Management Group is currently seeking applications for two new associate editors. This is an exciting opportunity for both individual professional development and to contribute to the Society and in particular the Journal of Infection Prevention. The Journal of Infection Prevention is an important vehicle in the delivery of the IPS Strategy and our vision that no person is harmed by a preventable infection. To find out more about this exciting opportunity or to apply please click here. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th February 2016.
The table of contents for the January 2016 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev
If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to furthering the aims and goals of the Society over the course of their career, then please consider nominating them for Honorary Membership of IPS. Full details of the criteria can be found here. Nomination forms can be found here and completed forms should be submitted to the IPS Secretary via email@example.com no later than the 28th February 2016.