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 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.

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?"