Healthcare Workers and Public
The Infection Prevention Society works together with healthcare colleagues, professional bodies, industry, government agencies and voluntary organisations in the prevention and control of infection. Our main aim is to advance the speciality of infection prevention and control through education, professional development of our members and research.
With the continued need to prevent and control existing, re-emerging and new infections the Society is at the forefront of initiatives across the United Kingdom and Eire in both hospital and community settings. Members of the Society are active locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in cross boundary activities that support the quality and clinical governance agenda in providing safe and effective patient care.
The Department of Health
and Health Protection Agency
produce information for the public on all aspects of health. This includes the publication of statistics from mandatory surveillance and information on a variety of infections and communicable diseases. Click on the links to find out more.
The Department of Health has produced some guidelines for managing MRSA in the community. This includes some practical advice on topics such as treatment options, how to wash your household laundry and hand hygiene. For more information follow the link to the clean safe care website.