Guidelines and guidance in preparation

The following guidelines and guidance documents are in preparation by HIS working parties:

  • Prevention and control of infection in burns units (joint with British Burn Association)
  • Microbiological commissioning and monitoring of operating theatre suites
  • Rituals and behaviours in the operating theatre (joint with ESCMID)
  • Water management for healthcare microbiologists [paused]
  • Prevention and control of norovirus outbreaks [paused]
  • Use of respiratory and facial protection equipment [paused]
  • Prevention and control of Group A Streptococcal infection [paused]
  • Prevention and control of Aspergillus [paused]



  • Propose a HIS guideline

    Proposals will be reviewed by the HIS Guidelines Committee and Council. Proposals must be accompanied by a Conflict of Interest disclosure form.