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11 August 2017 IPS’ gastroenteritis guidance following outbreak at Athletics World Championships

After around 30 competitors and support staff at the World Championships in London were affected by gastroenteritis this week, IPS worked with Forster Communications to issue guidance on avoiding gastroenteritis and what to do if you have it, which featured as part of Tuesday’s Daily Mirror coverage. I was also interviewed by LBC London News to explain more about gastroenteritis, as part of their coverage on the issue.

8 August 2017 - Don't Let Festival Flu Ruin Your Fun - Top Tips

IPS has provided simple health tips to ensure those attending busy summer events like music festivals don’t dampen their fun through infection. To see the full guidance, which includes tips on hand hygiene, public toilet use, handling food and staying hydrated, please click here

28 July 2017 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

The table of contents for the July 2017 edition of JIP is now available to view here.  Follow on twitter @JInfPrev

21 July 2017 Infection Prevention 2017 – conference giveaway!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we are giving away a birthday gift! For a chance to win a free place to attend our conference, Infection Prevention 2017 on 18th - 20th September in Manchester valued at over £500 visit our Facebook page or Twitter account for details on how to enter! The closing date to enter is 11th August 2017. Good luck!

02 June 2017 PRESS RELEASE: Cuts in investment in infection prevention threatens patient safety

IPS is today calling on health providers in the UK to maintain investment in infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to prevent serious risk to patient safety.  Read more here.

12 May 2017 Mental Health - IPS thought leadership

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, IPS member Nicola Roberts has written for Independent Nurse on the importance of our regional Branch networks, which provide vital support for members. If you'd like to share the article on Twitter please use #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

12 May 2017 Updated High Impact Interventions Published

Following a targeted consultation with key individuals and PHE, IPS are delighted to publish the updated 2017 version on our website – please click here.

23 December 2016 ‘Planning critical to protect patients against serious risk from winter bug outbreaks’ say UK infection experts'

The Infection Prevention Society, which represents professionals working in infection prevention and control, is today calling on hospital trusts across the UK to put robust plans in place for winter bug outbreaks to protect patients against serious risk.  Please click here to read the full press release.

28 January 2016 IP&C Commissioning Toolkit (Second Edition) PublishedRCN_and_IPS_Toolkit_infection_prevention_Front_Cover.jpg

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.

 

 

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