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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

04 May 2018 Journal of Infection Prevention: Hand hygiene collection to mark WHO World Hand Hygiene Day

To mark WHO World Hand Hygiene Day we have compiled a selection of excellent papers from recent issues of the Journal of Infection Prevention that are centred on key themes and important debates related to this topic. They will be FREE TO VIEW FOR ONE MONTH so do spread the word and share this link with colleagues and healthcare students.

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.  

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

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

08 December 2017 Press Release: Nurses urged to have flu jab to prevent serious risk to patient and NHS staff safety 

The Infection Prevention Society is today calling on nurses and other healthcare workers to be vaccinated against flu to prevent serious risk to themselves, patients and NHS colleagues.  Read the full press release here.

31 October 2017 High Impact Interventions Published

The updated High Impact Interventions (4th edition_published November 2017) are now available 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?"