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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.
Membership costs only £50
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]
It is with regret that we report the recent death of Professor Kevin Kerr. Kevin was a member of HIS for over 11 years and was most recently Reviews Editor of the Journal of Hospital of Infection. Sadly, ill health compelled him to step down but his contribution was valued and much appreciated.
A memorial service for Professor Kerr will be held in the Hospital Chapel at Harrogate District Hospital on Friday, 29 January 2016 at 1.30 pm. All are welcome to attend and there will be the opportunity to pay brief tributes to Kevin during the service.
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.
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
The Royals Soceity for Public Health (RSPH) is holding a one-day conference on Water Safety on Wednesday, 3 February 20016 between 9.30am-4.00pm. There will be speakers from both Public Health England and the Health & Safey Executive who will talk about various aspects of water safety. This will be followed by a one-day interactive workshop on the Water Safety Plan on Thurday, 4 February between 10am-4.00pm. Both events will take place at at 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY. Spaces on the workshop are limited to book early.
Members of HS are entiteld to pay RSPH member rates. When booking online, select the members option. To register or for more details visit the RSPH website.
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