In 2013, IPS members wrote a Health Foundation paper on integrating human factors with infection prevention and control - the call to action is ongoing. Find out more here.
Congratulations to IPS’ Patron, Professor Tricia Hart who made the top 50 Inspirational Women 2014.
There will be up to five streams running each day catering for specific areas of interest. In order to promote the streams at conference, flyers have been developed. Please share and display these within your organisation. Thank you for your support.
A summary of the tweets issued during this Summit held on 20 May has been prepared and issued by IPS.
This IDRN & PHE event is being held on 17 October 2014, Institute of Materials, central London. Norovirus is reportedly the most common enteric pathogen and a major cause of short-term illness in the UK. This workshop will focus on several key topic areas, including surveillance, perspectives from those in hospitals and care homes, norovirus in the community, and an update on vaccine development.
IPS has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation through a feature on its webpages; demonstrating that the society has acted upon WHO’s call to action for 2014 ‘the role of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of drug-resistant germs’
IPS has worked with the Nursing Times to run a competition allowing two people to win and attend their annual conference. There is still time to apply through the Nursing Times. Further information can be found here.
IPS is promoting a short survey to assess the future requirements for a national patient safety incident management system. The survey will be open until 9am on Monday 19th May. Please click here.
A new poster has been issued to IPS members along with the Society’s Journal of Infection Prevention. It presents key evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infection with the aim of supporting best practice in relation to infection prevention in operating departments
Prof Pittet has worked alongside a French author Thierry Crouzet to launch a book entitled ‘Clean Hands Saves Lives’. It is free to download, has a foreword by WHO Director General Margaret Chan and should help enhance the public’s understanding of the role of hand hygiene in healthcare
President Jules Storr, and IV Forum Lead Carole Hallam have written a short commentary for the British Journal of Nursing. Check out the reference here.