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Latest News

WHO's Annual Hand Hygiene Day 5 May 2019

WHO's annual hand hygiene day is 5 May every year. The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control improvement globally.  Find more information here and support the calls to action.

There are a number of resources available here - for adaption and adoption. There is a social media pack and videos will also be launched for use around 5 May and beyond.  -

Don’t forget, you have until the 16th July 2019 to participate in the global survey on infection prevention and hand hygiene. 

28 January 2019 IPS response to AMR 5 Year Plan and 20 Year Vision

The IPS response to the new AMR 5 year plan and 20 year vision can be found here.

25 January 2019 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

The table of contents for the January 2019 edition of JIP is now available to view here.  Follow on twitter @JInfPrev

14th December 2018 IPS opinion in Health Service Journal

HSJ has published an opinion article by our Vice President, Jennie Wilson, focusing on why infection prevention must be prioritised as a key part of tackling AMR. The article, which you can read here, highlights the wider benefits of infection prevention, and the need to ensure well-equipped, well-resourced and well-educated infection prevention teams.

16 November 2018 Staying Hydrated Poster

This poster has been developed to highlight how staying hydrated helps to prevent infections and keep antibiotics working. Members are invited to distribute this poster to GP surgeries and community care settings in your local area, either by printing physical copies or sharing the poster digitally.

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