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Healthcare Associated Infections

HAI News

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments here or by subscribing to the bi-monthly HAI E-bulletin using the scribe box on the right hand side of the HAI webpage.  


Resource leaflet Spring 2019 now available - April 2019

The new resource leaflet for 2019 is now available. The leaflet details all the HAI resources and now includes health protection resources.  Download a copy of the leaflet or contact for hard copies.

Resource leaflet (pdf)

Latest edition of the ARHAI e-bulletin out - March 2019

The latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin is out - download your copy

SIPCEP evaluation: your chance to get involved and have your say - February 2019

If you have completed any of the modules from the SIPCEP Foundation Layer, support learners using SIPCEP Foundation Layer modules or are involved in the delivery of SIPCEP, we would like to hear your views and would be delighted if you could participate in the evaluation.

You will find all the details in the Participant Information Guide including dates and location options on pages 4 and 5.  Closing date for submission to participate is 6th March 2019. 

If you have any questions about the evaluation please contact

Latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin out - Sept 2018

The latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin is out - download your copy

SIPCEP Foundation Layer Evaluation - Sept 2018

We will shortly start an evaluation of the SIPCEP Foundation Layer, to assess if the project aims have been achieved, and how we can best make further improvements. A Short Life Working Group met for the first time on 20 September 2018. If you have completed the feedback form for any of the Foundation Layer modules and have agreed to be contacted for further feedback, you might be contacted soon. Any questions please contact

Highlighting year one of the SIPCEP journey - August 2018

We have created an infographic to provide a snapshot of the SIPCEP year one journey across health, social care and higher education in Scotland. Take a look at the results. Download the SIPCEP Infographic.

Latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin out - July 2018

The latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin is out - download your copy.

It’s in your hand – prevent sepsis in healthcare - May 2018

We are supporting the ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands’ campaign run by the World Health Organisation for hand hygiene day on 5th May 2018.  Find out more including ways you can support the campaign locally at the WHO website.

Remember we have a range of educational resources which can be used as part of your hand hygiene training including Hand Hygiene – What’s Stopping You? animation and Hand Hygiene module from the foundation layer of SIPCEP. There are also a range of Sepsis resources available from NES on the Patient Safety Zone on Turas Learn.

Latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin out - April 2018

The latest edition of the HAI e-bulletin is out - download your copy

Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference
Sunday 30th September 2018, Glasgow

NB. This event is not organised by NES, but may be of interest to practitioners.

The programme will focus on achieving excellence in infection prevention practice to reduce the risk of infections for this vulnerable population and will address some of the most important current challenges we face in care homes and care at home by presenting the latest evidence and applications for practice.

This day is relevant for all staff and in particular those senior staff with the accountability for infection prevention within the organisation. For more information visit

Study Day to celebrate Train the Trainer Programme on 14th March 2018 in Glasgow

NES is hosting a Study Day celebrating the infection prevention and control care home train the trainer programme.  The event aims to:

  • Showcase the experiences of trainers on how the training has suppored improvement in infection prevention and control
  • Reflect on the success and challenges and share best practice examples
  • Explore the challenges in implementing infection prevention training and work collectively to identify solutions to improve care in your organisation

The day will be of interest to Managers from Care Home Organisations, Care Home Education Facilitators and Representatives from the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Care.

To register click here, closing is 28th February 2018.


Earlier news articles can be found on the news archive page.