News & Media


The latest news and updates on the Society and infection control and prevention can be found in this section, including consultations past and present that IPS and its members are taking part in and campaigns that IPS recognise.

Latest News

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.

12 May 2017 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

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

18 April 2017 IPS Branch Funding to attend Infection Prevention 2017

As a member of the Infection Prevention Society, you can apply for branch funding to attend this year's annual conference on the 18th - 20th September in Manchester.  Find out more here.

18 April 2017 International Funding to attend Infection Prevention 2017

as an international member of the Infection Prevention Society, you can apply for funding to attend this year's annual conference on the 18th - 20th September in Manchester.  The grant is open to individuals residing outside the UK & Ireland who have been full IPS members for at least one year by application deadline date.  Find out more here.

10 February 2017 Journal of Infection Prevention: Call for papers

JIP is seeking original article submissions for publication on the topic of the prevention or control of antimicrobial resistance for a themed issue to be published in 2017.  We are interested in quantitative and qualitative studies, and other original work such as reports on practice development, audit and surveillance studies, outbreaks reports.  You are welcome to contact the Editor if you wish to discuss your submission and seek further advice at  For full manuscript details please visit the journal website 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.

04 November 2016 IP2016 Conference Photos Now Available

Photographs of conference are now available to view on the IPS Flickr site – please click here.

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.



One IPS Branch Videos

IPS now has country specific videos for each branch to use to promote IPC as a career and IPS as the society of choice for IPC professionals.  View them here.

Quality Improvement Tools Now Available in Word Doc Format

Following a review by the Quality Improvement Tools Interim Group, led by Sue Millward, and the feedback received by members, the tools are now available in Word Document format.  Please click here

Patient Isolation: transmission-based precautions online learning unit now available

The online learning unit Patient isolation: transmission-based precautions which was written by members of IPS was published in January 2015.  Find it here.

Epic3 Guidelines now available

The epic3 guidelines are now freely available on the Science Direct and JHI websites.

Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings

Guidance on the prevention of CJD and vCJD has been updated and published.  Find it here.

IPS & RCN joint Commissioning Briefing Paper press release

IPS and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on 27 February 2015 published a joint paper highlighting concerns over the impact of fragmentation with infection prevention and control arrangements within the health service in England.  Find it here.

A new book launced on the role of hand hygiene in saving patient lives

IPS Patron, 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.  Find more information here.

Report of the Patients Association, IPS and RCN

Read the press release and report of the survey of IPS members: "Rolling the Dice: CLICK HERE Could IPC be a victim of its own success?"