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Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2020

7 Oct 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

It's Global Handwashing Day on 15 October! This year’s theme is 'Hand Hygiene for All', a reminder that we must work toward universal access and practice of handwashing with soap for now and for a healthy future.

District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

19 Feb 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

Over the past year the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme team has facilitated the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme.

Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle