Resources in preparation

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

  • COVID-19 Rapid Guidance
  • Prevention and control of infection in burns units (joint with British Burns Association)
  • Microbiological commissioning and monitoring of operating theatre suites
  • Final rinse water for endoscope washer disinfectors
  • Rituals and behaviours in the operating theatre (joint with ESCMID)
  • Water management for Healthcare Microbiologists
  • Automatic room decontamination in the healthcare setting
  • Prevention and control of MRSA
  • Prevention and control of norovirus outbreaks
  • Use of respiratory and facial protection equipment
  • Prevention and control of Group A Streptococcal infection
  • Prevention and control of Aspergillus



  • 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.