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Healthcare Associated Infections

HAI Quality Improvement Facilitators

Healthcare Associated Infections Quality Improvement Facilitator (HAI QIF) roles were created to promote integration and alignment of HAI and improvement agendas.

Post holders were based within Infection Prevention and Control Teams in local NHS health boards.   The role of the HAI QIF was to support the HAI elements of the quality improvement agenda locally and nationally and to work across the safety agenda focussing specifically on the HAI with a view to build capacity and capability amongst frontline staff and the members of the Infection Prevention and Control Team.

The HAI QIF supported the overarching national Quality Strategy ambitions patient-centred, safe and effective care and will focus on the skills and knowledge to support delivery of quality improvement work within infection prevention and control teams.  The HAI QIF linked with national improvement programmes such as Scottish Patient Safety Programme and Leading Better Care and aligned activities.

The HAI QIFs were working on improvement projects in there locaility and details of the subject maters of the projects can be found in the the Quarterly reports.

NES HAI QIF Report August 2014 (pdf)

NES HAI QIF Report January 2015 (pdf)

There are a number of resources available to support the HAI QIFs as well as their colleagues involved in the quality improvement agenda linked to HAI.

If you have any queries please contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk