Members Forum

Air conditioning - turned off during pandemic (clinical areas)

Dear all.  I have received a query from my acute colleagues regarding 'turning back on' of high wall placed air conditioning in clinical areas - turned off due to re-circulation risk.  Can I ask if other settings have moved to portable/stan...

Audit and surveillance

Hi, Can anyone direct me to who the coordinator is of the audit and surveillance SIG please? contact details would be great. Can't find any info on the website. Thanks in advance 

Touch free hand hygiene reps/ safer sharps disposal

Hi all, does anyone have any contacts for reps for touch free hand hygiene dispensers and also sustainable sharps disposal companies? Many thanks

Hand Hygiene Poster

Hi All. Is anyone able to direct me to a good Hand Hygiene/ washing poster please? The Public Health ones are not printing the writing clear enough to display and the WHO posters do not include washing the wrist. Any help would be gratefully received...

Pillow recommendations

An recommendations for nice compliant wipeable pillows would be appreciated. They will be used for clients with sensory needs so a wide range of suggestions would be great so we can trial the products. Many thanks

COVID guidance changes

Is everyone interpreting the removal of the IPC for seasonal respiratory infections in health and social care settings guidelines now means no mask wearing or routine testing? Is anyone aware if a supporting letter was sent out on the day of the guid...

Trachy care guidance

Hi all, We have a query from one of our IPS West Midlands members Helen Whitehouse at UHNM who is reviewing their trachy care guidance, please see below Can colleagues share any information/policies/resources regarding the care, cleaning, d...

NHS Cleaning standards

Hi Has anyone adapted the NHS Cleaning standards to Health Social Care residential homes who would be willing to share? 

BlanketrolĀ® III hyper-hypothermia

Hi, Do any of your critical care units use  BlanketrolĀ® III hyper-hypothermia system, and if so do you have an SOP for the cleaning/ decontamination of these units that you would be willing to share?

Study tour ID units in London

Hello, I am visiting London in October from Australia prior to attending the Bournemouth IPS conference, I was wondering what hospital based ID units would be valuable  to visit. We are building a new hospital, and looking to gain insight i...