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.
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the annual IPS Conference is the leading educational event for infection prevention and control professionals throughout the UK and Ireland. The IPS conference is planned by the efficient and supportive IPS Scientific Programme Committee (SPC). We are looking for two new members to join the SPC committee for a three year term for IP2018 planning. For further information please visit here.
The IPS EPDC is currently seeking applications for one new member. The term of office is for two years and the time commitment includes up to three meetings over the course of the year and some tele-conferencing. For further information please click here.
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 email@example.com. 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.
The table of contents for the January 2017 edition of JIP is now available to view here. Follow on twitter @JInfPrev
Photographs of conference are now available to view on the IPS Flickr site – please click here.
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
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