3 April 2017: NIPCM LAUNCH OF CHAPTER 3 –Healthcare Infection, Incidents, Outbreaks and Data Exceedence

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

HPS are launching Chapter 3 of the NIPCM “Healthcare Infection, Incidents, Outbreaks and Data Exceedance” http://www.nipcm.hps.scot.nhs.uk/ on the 3rd of April 2017 along with revised appendices and resources to support implementation. This chapter was developed by the National Policies, Guidance and Outbreaks Consensus Group and has been aligned to the SHPN Guidelines on the Management of Public Health Incidents guidance. As with Chapter 1 and 2, Chapter 3 will be mandatory for NHSScotland employees and applies to all healthcare settings.

The additional appendices and resources are:

Revised Appendices

  • NHSScotland Alert Organisms/Conditions list
  • The Healthcare Infection Incident Assessment Tool (HIIAT)
  • The Healthcare Infection Incident Outbreak Reporting Template (HIIORT)


Additional Resources

  • Generic Outbreak checklist
  • Draft agenda for an IMT
  • SBAR report template
  • Full IMT report template
  • Incident/Outbreak data collection tool
  • Hot Debrief