Infection Control Horizon Scanning Volume 4 Issue 3

October 30, 2013

Innovative infection control campaign earns a Sutton hospital top award nomination

October 30, 2013

Source: Sutton Coldfield Observer

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Date of publication: October 2013

In a nutshell: The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Urinary Catheter Passport’ campaign has been shortlisted for the 2013 Nursing Times Awards for ‘Infection Prevention and Control’ and the 2013 Health Service Journal Awards for ‘Patient Safety’.


Health Building Note 00-09: Infection control in the built environment

October 30, 2013

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: March 2013

In a nutshell: This guidance, aimed at all providers of NHS care, discusses the various stages of a capital build project from initial concept to post-project evaluation.  It highlights the major infection prevention and control issues and risks to address at each particular stage to achieve designed-in infection prevention and control.

Length of publication: 40 pages


New guidance: UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018

October 30, 2013

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: September 2013

In a nutshell: The overall goal of this new cross-government UK strategy is to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance by focusing activities around 3 strategic aims.

  • improve the knowledge and understanding of antimicrobial resistance
  • conserve and steward the effectiveness of existing treatments
  • stimulate the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics and novel therapies

Length of publication: 43 pages


Hand hygiene case studies

October 30, 2013

Source: The Health Service Journal, May 2013, vol./is. 123/6353(suppl 4-5), (31 May 2013)

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Date of publication: 2013

In a nutshell: A supplement from the Health Service Journal from May 2013 explores issues around hand hygiene in the health sector.  It includes case studies from NHS Trusts who have implemented systems to drive up levels of good hand hygiene.

Length of publication: 9 pages


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October 30, 2013

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Infection Control Horizon Scanning Volume 4 Issue 2

August 23, 2013