The IPS Research Grants assist in providing support for high quality infection prevention and control research which has a practice focus. They provide an opportunity to explore a specific topic area in your work based setting. There are three types of research projects: post-doctoral; collaborative small projects and novice investigator. For further information on the different types of grants, which may suit you and how to apply, please click here. The closing date for applications is Monday 18th July 2016
In collaboration with the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), we have developed and published the UK Vessel Health Preservation (VHP) framework.
In order to evaluate the frameworks dissemination, reach and use so far, we have developed a short survey. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will help us in the planning of further work. To access the survey please click here
The closing date for submissions is Monday 30th May. In return for completing this survey, we are offering £50 vouchers to five lucky randomly selected people who complete the survey. Please make sure you enter your contact details at the start of the survey for a chance to win.
The IPS 2016 awards give you the opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence in infection prevention and control across your team, branch and workplace. This year includes a new category of award for link practitioners. The closing date for receipt of completed on-line applications is midnight on Friday 10th June 2016. For more information and to apply please click here.
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 table of contents for the March 2016 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev