Position Statements

Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, Securing Continuing Infection Prevention Support for NHS England

Position Statement By the Infection Prevention Society and Royal College of Nursing 

This position statement has been developed by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and is aimed at policy makers, commissioners, GPs, senior clinicians and managers, involved in the commissioning and designing of health and social care services.

This document (click below for a full copy) should be used to influence the quality agenda within the commissioning process by ensuring patient safety, including infection prevention, remains as a core
underlying element of the commissioning and provision of services.


Response to the Keogh Review - July 17 2013

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) welcomes the review and its emphasis on maintaining the highest standards of infection prevention and control (IPC). In 2012 the Society worked with the Patients Association and Royal College of Nursing to recommend the need for a national discussion on the future of IPC, both its strategic structures and how best to guarantee sustainability and further improvements over time. This was informed by a survey of IPS members, specialists and leaders in the field. 

For a full copy of the response click: Response to Keogh Review July 2013 [177KB, PDF]