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Infection prevention and control: Publications

publications 22 publications
  • 27 Jan 2016

    Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Toolkit

    Revised toolkit provides information to support professionals involved in the commissioning or assurance of health and social care services.

  • 10 Dec 2015

    Small changes, big differences: Driving nursing leadership in procurement

    Publication examining how involving nursing and midwifery staff in procurement activities can save time, improve patient care and save money. It has been produced in partnership with NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network.

  • 20 Feb 2015

    Infection prevention and control within health and social care

    Publication setting out the current approaches to infection prevention and control and current organisation of the agencies responsible for commissioning, performance management and regulation in the NHS in England.

  • 28 Aug 2014

    Antimicrobial resistance

    Publication describing the contribution that nurses and nursing can make at an international, national and local level to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Developed to stimulate discussion and ensure nurses are fully involved and engaged with initiatives and actions that impact on AMR.

  • 23 Jul 2014

    Infection prevention and control commissioning toolkit

    Toolkit developed collaboratively with the Infection Prevention Society, providing information for professionals in England who are involved in commissioning infection prevention and control services. Forms the basis of a health care associated infection reduction plan for commissioning organisations and suggests indicators to support performance management.

  • 17 Apr 2014

    The management of waste from health, social and personal care

    Guidance using practical examples to support health care workers to properly manage the waste produced as part of their role and it recognises the different requirements that arise as a result of the devolved UK health care systems. This publication is supported by Stryker.

  • 15 Jan 2014

    Infection prevention and control

    Updated resource giving health care staff guidance on how to search and find evidence-based information to keep their infection prevention knowledge and practice up to date. Signposts staff to further resources which can save precious time and help to expand their understanding of this specialist area.

  • 9 Jan 2014

    An RCN toolkit for school nurses

    Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.

  • 20 Dec 2013

    Infection prevention and control

    IPC is a crucial component of safe systems providing health and social care. It is inextricably linked to anti-microbial resistance and therefore has a central role in health and social care and public health services. Its importance is underlined within the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer (Davies 2013) and forthcoming UK five year Anti-microbial Resistance Strategy.

  • 12 Dec 2013

    Sharps safety

    Updated guidance covering the law on sharps injuries, including The Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare Regulations 2013) and its underlying principles as well as its requirements on health care providers.