National Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Prescribing in Long Term Care Facilities, 2017

Publication Date: 09 April 2018

The objectives of the 2017 Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) were to:

  • ​measure the prevalence of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and to describe the types ​​of HAI occurring in LTCF
  • measure the prevalence of antimicrobial use and describe the types of antimicrobials prescribed
  • describe the organisation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship programmes
  • identify priority areas for interventions to prevent and control HAI and improve antimicrobial prescribing
  • identify priority areas for training and/or additional IPC and antimicrobial stewardship resources
  • contribute to the Europe-wide HALT-3 study​​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report