Leadership and professional advice
The RCN, through the professional lead for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), provides visible and clinical leadership within the specialist fields of Infection Prevention and Control and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This work is varied and includes local, regional, national and international activity. The RCN is actively involved in a number of stakeholder or expert reference group meetings to influence and develop Government policy on Healthcare Associated Infections, and AMR.
Specific examples of work we are currently supporting include:
In 2013 the RCN joined OneTogether, a global movement aimed at improving patient safety by reduce preventable health care associated infections (HCAIs).
OneTogether is a collaboration of professional associations and industry partners with the joint aim of improving patient outcomes.
Despite continued focus on infection prevention, HCAIs remain an ongoing threat to patient safety and a significant drain on health service budgets. By facilitating joint working and connecting resources and expertise, OneTogether aims to empower the health care community to deliver a sustainable change in HCAI incidence.