Special Interest Groups
A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a community with an interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may communicate, meet, and organise conferences. IPS has a number of SIGs and members can chose to ‘join’ the SIG by selecting the appropriate box in your details tab.
All members will receive information about the SIG conferences, be sent relevant information and can contribute to running the SIG. Sig members may represent the society in external working parties or contribute to developing guidelines or recommendations. It’s a great way to get involved in your particular area of interest.
The IPS Ambulance Forum offers training and networking opportunities for practitioners and others with an interest in minimising the risks of infections for both patients and staff working in emergency care consistent with good practice.
Audit and Surveillance Forum
The group provides a forum for practitioners working in infection control audit and surveillance to share experiences and exchange ideas. It also acts as an expert advisory group for IPS.
The IPS Commissioning forum offers activities specifically designed for practitioners involved in or with an interest in Commissioning.
The IPS IV forum offers activities specifically designed for practitioners involved in or with an interest in improving IV care.
Mental Health Forum
Mental Health & Learning Difficulties Special Interest Group
The Mental Health and Learning Difficulties special interest group meet to network and learn about infection prevention topics in the delivery of care in a mental health setting. The meetings include society business and education with a multi-professional focus.