Trainee Education Programme
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Infection Prevention and Control In Adult and Paediatric Care
Monday 1 February 2016, Birmingham City Centre
Registration will soon be open.
Journal of Hospital Infection
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New Guideline Out Now
The NICE accredited guideline on the Prevention and control of multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria is now freely available.
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
Membership benefits include print or on-line subscription of JHI, being part of a network of professionals, membership rates to HIS conferences and training events.
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (July 2015) Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance, [added 2 October 2015, Guidelines and Reports page]
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]
Coinciding with the first World Health Organization World Antibiotic Awareness Week, The Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) has published newly accredited National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on the prevention and control of multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB). Dr Jim Gray, JHI Editor, noted “Five or six years ago multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria were a rarity in many UK hospitals. Now every hospital is seeing these bacteria regularly, as is evidenced by the large number of papers on the subject of MDRGNB that are published in the JHI. These guidelines, based on a synthesis of the best available evidence, will play a crucial part in ensuring that all hospitals have ready access to a comprehensive toolkit to manage the very real threat posed by MDRGNB”.
The Guideline is freely available on the JHI website.
Latest ConsultationHIS will be preparing a response to a Department of Health consultation on the requirements for estates & facilities technical guidance in the healthcare system in England. More information at Current Consultations
Guideline on Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
HIS is currently working to produce a guideline on FMT and invites you to complete a short survey as part of the scoping work. More informaton is available at Current Consultations.
NICE Consultation Guideline Publication: Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis
The clinical guidelines update for Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis was published on 16 September 2015 and is now available on the NICE website at http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg64/evidence
TDM Consultation: BSAC are seeking comments for this draft literature review. For further details see Consultations
NRIC has been re-launched as the iNternational Infection Control Resource (iNRIC) www.nric.org.uk as of 16th October 2015 as part of the Infection Control Week 2015. Further details can be found here.
Scholarship applications are now out for the 16th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) which will be held in Vienna, Austria between 16-19 March 2016. See the IFIC website for further details.
Regional Educational Workshops 2015
The topic this year is Viral infections in the immunocompromised; illustrated by cases from the transplant setting. Registration is now open with a number of workshop dates from October to December 2015 taking place around the country. For further information please see Courses.
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