IPS Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020
Our vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection.
Our mission is to inform promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.
This document builds on the previous strategic plan (2011-2016) and sets out the IPS strategic aim and objectives for the next 5 years and includes the evidence that will be used by the Board to track progress. The IPS Board, Business Groups, Branches and Special Interest Groups will use the plan to guide activity and financial planning on an annual basis to ensure that the Society meets its charitable objectives, vision and mission.
The IPS will provide leadership to shape and inform infection prevention and control knowledge, policy, and practice to support safe care nationally and internationally.
|The IPS will:||Evidence||Business Group(s)|
1. Provide high quality resources, education and networking opportunities to enhance members’ ability to provide effective infection prevention and control services.
|2. Define the professional attributes, knowledge and skills required by infection prevention and control practitioners to progress along a career pathway.||
|3. Establish and maintain a credentialing process for professionals in infection prevention and control.||
|4. Promote the principles and practice of infection prevention and control to patients, the public, and those working in health and social care.||
|5. Support and contribute to the generation and dissemination of knowledge from research and implementation that enriches the practice of infection prevention and control.||
|6. Support international outreach activity to promote the principles and practice of infection prevention.||
||International Engagement Committee|
|7. Be recognised as an authoritative voice on infection prevention and control by patients, the public, health and social care professionals, healthcare industry and policy makers.||
BoardCorporate Affairs Group
|8. Operate a robust governance structure that enables charitable aims and objectives to be achieved.||
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