Following the establishment of this new IPS standing committee, led by Debbie Xuereb, we are seeking a Deputy Coordinator and four members to join the committee. To view the terms of reference of the committee please click here. If you are interested in becoming the Deputy Coordinator please click here for the role profile and here for the application form. Members interested in the other four committee member roles can view the role profile by clicking here and the application form can be found here. Please apply by 12pm Friday 25th November 2016.
Photographs of conference are now available to view on the IPS Flickr site – please click here.
As a follow up to the first IPS R&D Development Day held in August 2016, the R&D committee are facilitating a second R&D Network Day with a view to further developing the initial ideas. We are holding our second R&D network day on Wednesday 14th December 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 further develop the initial ideas for 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 December 2016. For further information on the IPS R&D committee please visit the website – click here.
Find out who this year's IPS Annual Awards winners and finalists are here.
The table of contents for the September 2016 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev
In April 2016 the OneTogether infection control assessment toolkit was launched. The assessment toolkit is available in a printable and also electronic version on the IPS website - click here.OneTogether Infection Control Assessment Toolkit
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.