Revised toolkit provides information to support professionals involved in the commissioning or assurance of health and social care services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.
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.
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.