Healthcare Associated Infection

Working at national level to coordinate leadership in preventing Healthcare Associated Infection and containing Antimicrobial Resistance.

We co-ordinate national surveillance and epidemiology. By supporting boards tackling healthcare associated infection, we contribute to reduced healthcare associated infection incidence and assist in outbreak management.

We provide expert advice and quality improvement tools on:

  • Healthcare associated infections
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • infection prevention and control
  • screening
  • decontamination
  • specialist epidemiology.


For more information on these services contact

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