HIS Conference 2014
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Journal of Hospital Infection
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The official HIS Journal
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]
"Don't Panic!" Annual meeting on practical aspects of infection controlRegistration has now opened for this year's meeting, which takes place on 22-23 June 2015 in Sheffiield. This is by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Sheffield Hallam University in association with the Healthcare Infection Society. . Programme hightlights include ectures on: Coming, ready or not… Preparing for Ebola in the UK; IPC on the front line - Dealing with Ebola in Sierra Leone;
For more information or to register, visit the Sheffield Hallam website
Memberss were invited to contribute towards tohe HIS response to a consultation on the Department of Health’s Prevention and control of infection s: code of practice. A copy of the Society's response can be found under Current 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 was a great success with over 80 delegates. The next day in entitled It's a small world - public health aspects of IPC, including implications of travel and takes place on Monday, 13 July 2015 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre. More information will be available in the Education section.
Trainee Education Programme - new training day announced
Latest Ebola Alert from the Department of Health at https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102209
Registration has now open for a one-day conference held by the Royal College of Physicians entitled Emerging Zoonoses and AMR. This event takes place at The Royal Society of Medicine, London on Friday, 15 May. Visit ed for the Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2014. Visit http://www.rcpath.org/meetings/college-conferences/ to register or for further information.
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