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.

Latest News

28 September 2018 IPS Team of the Year 2018 Shortlisted Candidates

We look forward to announcing the Infection Prevention Society Team of the Year winner at conference on Monday 1 October.  In advance of that, find out more about the three shortlisted teams and their impressive integrated teamwork here.

07 September 2018 IPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

All members are invited to attend this year’s AGM which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th September 2018 at 12.10pm – 12.30pm in the Lomond Room, Scottish Event Campus Centre, Glasgow.  A copy of the agenda is attached here together with AGM 2017 draft minutes which can be found here.  The official notification of the AGM can be found here.  

01 September 2018 Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) table of contents

The table of contents for the September 2018 edition of JIP is now available to view here.  Follow on twitter @JInfPrev

08 August 2018 Tackling Dehydration - Top Tips Poster 

Members are invited to distribute this to GP surgeries and community care settings. The aim is to help healthcare professionals prevent patients becoming dehydrated to avoid UTIs and other infections.  If you are unable to print physical copies, you can share the poster digitally (e.g. via email, or on your website/newsletter).  Please click here.

03 January 2018 IPS Competences Framework Tool Now Live

Many thanks for all your feedback on the tools.  We have now taken on board the feedback and relaunched the tools as of 3rd January 2018. You can find the tool here.  

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

The epic3 guidelines are now freely available on the Science Direct and JHI websites.

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

Read the press release and report of the survey of IPS members: "Rolling the Dice: CLICK HERE Could IPC be a victim of its own success?"