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Infection prevention is everyone's business

International infection prevention week is a good time to celebrate the work that is being done to reduce healthcare associated infections in NHSScotland and engage patients in their own care.

NES have developed a range of education resources to support health and social care staff to play their role in preventing and controlling infections.  Take a look at the educational programmes, online short courses and training resources.

The Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) campaign highlights the ten vital steps that must be taken by all healthcare staff at all times to minimise the risk of infection and ensure the safety of patients and staff. Make sure you are familiar with the steps. Visit