Each year the Society responds to requests for consultations on draft standards, guidelines, policies and also scoping exercises from organisations such as NICE, Public Health England, the Department of Health, professional societies and special interest groups.

HIS members are invited to respond to relevant consultations which are screened and selected by members of Council. In addition, the Society will bring to members’ attentions other consultations of interest, to which they may wish to respond directly. 

Please see Current Consultations (Members only) page.

The Aim of Consultations

The aim is to provide timely responses utilising the specialist knowledge of the membership. Individual responses are collated to provide a clear, detailed and helpful summary for the consultation. A high level of participation is encouraged as it helps ensure that HIS’s response is influential by being authoritative and of high quality.

Declaring Conflicts of Interest

When making a response through HIS please declare if you have a conflict of interest. Should you wish to respond in your own right and not contribute to the HIS official response please follow the links and use the existing response process.

Current consultation

Healthcare Infection Society Consultation on 'The use of faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile' -  Recommendations of a Working Party

Deadline for comments 19 January 2018 at 5pm.

The use of faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile is increasing risk and practical guidance and evidence-based recommendations are needed to manage this process. The BSG/HIS Joint Working Party on Faecal Microbiota Transplant has been reviewing publications and gathering evidence over the last year and now requires consultation by stakeholders according to NICE methodology. The main guideline document, the associated appendices, the consultation proforma and a conflicts of interest form are available.  Please comment on the document using the proforma and submit to by 5 pm on 19/01/18.