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.


  • 2021

    SARS-CoV-2 routes of transmission and recommendations for preventing acquisition: joint British Infection Association (BIA), Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) guidance.


    Supplementary materials file is available here

    Current < 3 years


  • 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 < 3 years

  • 2018

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

    Expert guidance

      Current < 3 years

    This updated guidance on the decontamination of intravcavity 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]                                      

    NICE accredited guideline

    Current < 3 years

    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]

     Expert methodology

     Current < 3 years

    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] 

    Expert guidance

    Current  < 3 years

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


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