The table of contents for the July 2016 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev
Do you have any research experience? Are you interested in becoming actively involved in collaborative research? If so, then you may be interested in joining the new IPS R&D network. The R&D committee are facilitating the development of this network for individuals who wish to become actively involved in collaborative research in infection prevention and control. We are holding our first R&D network day on Thursday 25th August 2016 (10:00 – 16:00hrs) at the NVCO Offices, 8 All Saints St, London, N1 9RL. The overall aim of the day will be to explore possible research topics and identify potential collaborative groups to take forward research projects. It will be free of charge with tea, coffee and lunch provided. If you are interested in becoming an active member of the R&D network and would like to attend this day, please contact email@example.com by 1st August.
In support of WHO World Hand Hygiene Day, IPS has launched a Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016 with events across the UK and abroad. A social media campaign #IPSTorchTour16 and website tracker will keep you up to date with the Torches journey as it travels around the UK, Ireland and the rest of the world. You can find out more about the tour on the dedicated web page here.
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
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.