HIS Conference 2014
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Journal of Hospital Infection
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The monthly Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) with original papers, leading articles, correspondence, and current reviews on all aspects of healthcare infection.
Online library of HIS and other Guidelines
HIS publishes a number of carefully researched guidelines, available with other infection prevention guidelines in the HIS online guideline library.
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One of the most influential healthcare infection control societies
A wide network of colleagues, training courses, free JHI subscription and full online access to JHI articles, and reduced rates for attending events.
The O’Neill Commission report on the financial burden of Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations, [added 11 December 2014, Guidelines and Reports page]
UK Governments 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy 2013–2018 Annual progress report and implementation plan 29014, [added 11 December 2014, Guidelines and Reports page]
Department of Health 'Implementation of modified admission MRSA screening
guidance for NHS (2014)' is available here [added 3 September 2014, Guidelines and Reports page]
epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England (open acces) is available here [added 12th December 2013, Journal of Hospital Infection Site]
Deadline extended for application submissions for two significant HIS Awards
HIS has two signifcant awards totalling over £90,000 open forapplications. It has extended the deadline to 15 March 2015. Full details can be found on the Awards page.
Memberss are invited for their feedback to a consultation on the Department of Health’s Prevention and control of infection s: code of practice. More details under Consultations.
HIS has established a new three-year structured programme aligned to the curricula medical microbiology, medical virology and infectious diseases trainees. The first training day entitled Minimising and Managing Surgical Site Infection: Reducing Harm to Patients and Improving Quality of Care takes place on Monday, 23 February 2015 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre. More information is available inthe Education section.
Trainee Education Programme - places still available
Latest Ebola Alert from the Department of Health at https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102209
Registration has now opened for the Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2014. Visit http://www.fis-infection.org.uk/ to register or for further information.
Registration for the 2014 Educational Workshop series jointly hosted by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and British Infection Association (BIA). More information and the registration form can be found on the Education page.
Global Outbreak Alert: Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone and Guinea
The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network have issued an important update on the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
"Characterising the burden of enterovirus and parechovirus meningitis in infants less than 90 days old in the UK and Republic of Ireland"
St George's University of London, in collaboration with Public Health England, are about to start a British Paediatric Surveillance Unit to look at the above. They will be collecting clinical data paediatricians across the UK and Republic of Ireland over 13 months from 1 July 2014. As part of the study protocol, microbiology consultants and virology consultants are invited to send specimens where enterovirus and parechovirus have been isolated in infants of less than 90 days to the Virology Reference Department (VRD) at Colindale Public Health England for further molecular typing. This service is free of charge. They would then be able to link the disease burden with enterovirus type. Microbiology and virology consultants should already be sending samples for molecular typing as part of ongoing efforts to maintain active Polio surveillance. However, only a small fraction of samples get send to the VRD. This study would therefore not add any time to the microbiologist and virologists workload and is free of charge. Further information, including contact details, can be found here.
The British Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Society is holding a UK Roundtable Series on ''Meeting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance: Working together across political, professional and public fronts'' Topics being discussed are:
Early bird summer offer! Book to attend any workshop before 31 August and receive a 10% discount or book to attend all 3 workshops by 31 August to receive a 20% discount. - See more at: http://bsac.org.uk/antimicrobial-resistance-roundtable-series/#sthash.4YBF4Oju.dpuf
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