The IPS Branches support members locally, hold regular meetings and provide a forum to discuss professional issues and to meet colleagues. Members are able to attend local networking, social and learning events.
If you'd like to find out more about IPS membership see our membership page
Branches devise their own professional and educational programmes including activities like
- Clinical supervision
- Project work
- Awareness campaigns
- Annual study days
They generally hold one annual infection prevention study day for healthcare workers to which members are also encouraged to attend as it provides an excellent networking opportunity.
There are also other events for infection prevention practitioners.
The programmes have local and national expert speakers, provide lunch and are supported by a commercial exhibition. Branches are run by a team of volunteers who also feedback local issues and opinions to the IPS board.
The IPS has fourteen branches, which cover all the UK and Ireland. To attend branch meetings, individuals must be registered with the Society who will pass their details to the relevant branch. Most branches write to a new member to welcome them and to invite them to attend local meetings.
- Scotland Branch
- Ireland Branch
- Northern Ireland Branch
- Wales Branch
- London North Branch
Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London
- London South Branch
Sussex, Surrey, Kent & London
- East of England Branch
Norfolk, Cambridgeshire & Suffolk
- North East Branch
Northumberland & Durham
- North West Branch
Cumbria, Lancashire & Cheshire
- South West Branch
Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire & Gloucestershire
- Trent Branch
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Northants
- Wessex Branch
Dorset, Hampshire & Sussex
- West Midlands Branch
Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire
- Yorkshire Branch