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.

Summary

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.

Summary

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.

Published 14 April 2022.