National infection prevention and control

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These documents offer guidance on infection control for NHS healthcare staff of all disciplines in all care settings.

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This is an evidence-based practice manual for use by all those involved in care provision in England. It should be adopted as mandatory guidance in NHS settings or settings where NHS services are delivered, and the principles should be applied in all care settings.

The manual will ensure a consistent UK-wide approach to infection prevention and control, although some operational and organisational details may differ across the nations.

Accessible version 2.3. Updated 7 September 2022.

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PDF version 2.3. Updated 7 September 2022.

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Published 9 June 2022.

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An assessment of the UK AGP list conducted on behalf of the UK IPC Cell.

Published 9 June 2022.

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Letter addressing updated UK IPC guidance, with new COVID-19 pathogen-specific advice for health and care professionals.

Published 1 June 2022.

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Letter outlining next steps on IPC: publication of revised UK Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidance and an IPC Manual for England.

Published 14 April 2022.

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Accessible web pages

This compendium collates current guidance, guidelines, policy and legislation, and other resources related to infection prevention and control into a single source.

Version 2, published October 2022

Updates from version 1 highlighted in yellow.

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This compendium collates current guidance, guidelines, policy and legislation, and other resources related to infection prevention and control into a single source.

Version 2, published October 2022

Updates from version 1 highlighted in yellow.

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Version 5. Published 20 September 2022.

To support organisations, practices and employers to undertake a local risk assessment in the context of managing seasonal respiratory viral infections focussing on influenza, SARS- CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) based on the measures as prioritised in the hierarchy of controls.

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Version 4. Published 20 September 2022.

To support organisations, practices and employers to undertake a local risk assessment in the context of managing seasonal respiratory viral infections focussing on influenza, SARS- CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) based on the measures as prioritised in the hierarchy of controls.

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Version 3.2. Published September 2022.

This dental framework has been designed to support practices in identifying hazards and risks with guidance on measures that should be maintained as we move to new, improved, and safer ways of working. In balancing risks appropriately, the framework provides a consistent handrail applicable to the generic dental practice environment.

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Published 15 October 2020. Updated 12 February 2021, 30 June 2021 and 24 December 2021 and September 2022.

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Published 15 October 2020. Updated 12 February 2021, 30 June 2021 and 24 December 2021 and September 2022.

Word version.

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Accessible version.