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NHS Improvement launch National Hand Hygiene Policy for England today at CNO summit

13 Mar 2019

Today (Wednesday 13th March 2019) NHS Improvement launched the National Hand Hygiene Policy for England https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/national-hand-hygiene-and-personal-protective-equipment-policy/

This policy was developed by infection prevention teams across England based on the Scottish National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM).

Lisa Ritchie, NCIC and Clinical Lead for the NIPCM and Linda Dempster, Head of IPC, NHS Improvement, said,

‘The recognition of infection prevention and control being firmly at the centre of our 2019 5-year UK AMR strategy and the mandate that England will join Scotland and Wales in adopting the Scottish national IPC manual and care standards provides real opportunity for us all to work together in bringing about a common understanding of infection prevention across the UK’