HPS ARHAI group wins Infection Prevention and Control category at Antibiotic Guardian Awards 2019

02 July 2019

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On 27 June 2019, at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards, the Health Protection Scotland (HPS) Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (ARHAI) group won the award in the Infection Prevention and Control category for its National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM).

The NIPCM is mandated in NHS Scotland, adopted by Public Health Wales (PHW), endorsed by all chief officers in Scotland, and recognised internationally as an innovative approach to infection prevention and control (IPC) policy and guidance production. 

The NIPCM has supported Scotland in standardising IPC precautions across care settings aligning practice, monitoring, quality improvement and scrutiny. The 2019 UK five-year AMR national action plan (2019-2024) mandates that England will adopt the Scottish NIPCM and care standards.