Who we are
The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a charity (no. 286064) whose objectives are to advance knowledge of, foster scientific interest in and disseminate information about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare associated infections, to medical and allied professionals for the benefit of the public.
The membership of HIS is largely medical, especially consultant microbiologists and trainees, and associate membership is available to nurses and other health professionals with a professional interest in infection control.
The Society has the following statements of purpose:
We envision a world in which healthcare-associated infections have been reduced to negligible levels.
Our mission is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections.
We believe that:
• Good science underpins good clinical practice.
• Many healthcare-associated infections are preventable through effective multidisciplinary teamwork.
• Continual professional learning and development is necessary to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections.
• Collaboration within and beyond the Society will help to advance and communicate knowledge.
For directions to HIS Headquarters click on one of the files attached.
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