Links to Organisations

Links to other Professional Societies, National Bodies, Journals and other useful sources.  

Other Societies

Infection Prevention Society (IPS)

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

British Infection Association (BIA)

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

International Federation of Infection Control

Government/ National Bodies

Home page of Public Health England

Home page of the Department of Health (part of gov.uk)

Home page of NHS England

Department of Health publications.  Here you can find Government publications including national guidance including health policy/ guidance, HBN and HTM for NHS England

Home page of NHS Scotland

Health Protection Scotland

Home page of NHS Wales

Health Protection Agency for information pre April 2013 before formation of Public Health England

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Surgical Materials Testing lab (SMTL).  SMTL test medical devices at part of NHS Wales, in some cases this includes infection control implications.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) USA

European centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).  An EU agency, ECDCs stated mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.

Care Quality Commission.  Responsible for inspecting all health and social care services in England, including aspects of the Health and Social Care Act 2008

Public Health Wales

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Public Health Agency Northern Ireland

Journals

American Journal of Infection Control

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

International Journal of Infection Control

Other Links

WHO Clean Care is Safer Care (English version) includes Save Lives: Clean your Hand and WHO 5 moments for hand Hygiene.  The WHO site dedicated to improving hand hygiene in healthcare.

The Health Foundation.  Independent Charity working to improve quality of Healthcare.

Millbank Memorial Fund.  Publishes reports and Quarterly Journal concerning evidence to inform public policy in healthcare.

National Resources for Infection Control (NRIC).  A single-access point to existing resources within infection control.

BBC news site covering current health news