HIS guidelines and guidance

HIS working parties and guideline and guidance production

We work in collaboration with experts and other societies to produce evidence-based guidelines following our NICE accredited methodology, and practical guidance following expert consensus.

Details of all HIS working parties and joint working parties can be found here.

Guidelines and guidance can be filtered and searched.

Key to categorisation:

*current < 3 years old; # some recommendations may be out of date 3-7 years old; ! use with caution >7 years old; ¤ withdrawn or superseded (over 10 years old); Ω update in preparation

  • 2018

    The use of faecal microbiota transplant as treatment for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection and other potential indications: joint BSG and HIS guidelines [2018]*  

    Supplementary materials, Appendix 1-4 and Appendix A-E

    * Current NICE accredited guideline

  • 2018

    Guidance for the decontamination of intracavity medical devices: The report of a HIS working group [2018] (An update)

    Current expert guidance

    This updated guidance on the decontamination of intravcavitiy medical devices from the expert working party.

  • 2018

    Treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: report of BSAC/HIS/BIA Joint Working Party [2018]*                                        

    * Current NICE accredited guideline

    NICE accredited guideline for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria.   Appendices 1-7

  • 2017

    Surveillance of infection associated with external ventricular drains: proposed methodology and results from a pilot study [2017]*

    * Current expert methodology

    A multi-disciplinary working group was established to agree definitions for EVD-associated meningitis/ventriculitis, and a surveillance system was piloted in four centres in the UK and Ireland.

  • 2016

    Decontamination of breast pump milk collection kits and related items at home and in hospital: guidance from a Joint Working Group of HIS and IPS [2016] *

    * Current expert guidance

    Describing best practice guidance for decontamination of breast pump milk collection kits and related items in hospital and at home.

  • 2016

    Prevention and control of multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: recommendations from a Joint Working Party [2016]*  

    * Current NICE accredited guideline

    Evidence-based recommendations produced using NICE accredited methodology by experts from HIS, BIA and BSAC.   Supplementary materials: Appendix 5-7 and Appendix A-E

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