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TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
British Association of Dermatologists' Acne Information LeafletPublic leafletProfessional opinionBritish Association of Dermatologists' (BAD)
Department of Health information on CJD and BSEWeb directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)
Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/14/2011
HPA webpages on Antimicrobial ResistanceWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/31/2011
Seasonal InfluenzaWebpageEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)12/30/2010
Surgical Site Infection SSI Web directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)12/23/2010
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection: Guidance from the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens' TSE Working Group Best practice
Review
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)12/13/2010
Identification of Escherichia coli O157 (BSOP ID22)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/28/2010
Identification of Enterobacteriaceae (BSOP ID16)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/28/2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (updated)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)06/01/2010
Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Best practice
Care guideline
Factsheet
Web directory
Evidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)05/05/2010
HIV and AIDS: Information and guidance in the occupational settingWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)03/08/2010
Ward HousekeepingBest practice
Factsheet
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)02/23/2010
National Framework and supporting guidanceBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)09/22/2009
Healthcare Environment Best practice
Web directory
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2009
NHS Decontamination Programme (web content selected for preservation by The National Archives. External links, forms and search boxes may not work in archived websites)Best practice
Web directory
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)03/25/2009
Healthcare associated infectionWeb directoryUnspecifiedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)03/20/2009
Case definition and guidance on reporting, and management of SARS patients in the UK in the inter-epidemic periodBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/25/2009
Cleanyourhands campaign - no longer an active campaignBest practiceEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection02/01/2009
Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) and Occupational Exposure Web directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)02/01/2009
Revised Avian Influenza Guidance and Algorithms.Best practice
Factsheet
Web directory
Professional opinion
Unspecified
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/21/2009
Identification of Salmonella species (BSOP ID24)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/29/2008
Pandemic Flu: Frequently asked questionsFactsheet
Webpage
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)06/01/2008
Avian influenza - situation in BangladeshCase report
Webpage
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/28/2008
Possible amendments to medicines and associated legislation during an influenza pandemicConsultationEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)05/21/2008
Antiviral treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza: A comparative review of recommendations in the European Union. Journal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/16/2008
Crystal structures of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus neuraminidase mutantsJournal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/14/2008
Rabies – a recurrent danger to European countries from dogs introduced from endemic countriesJournal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release05/08/2008
HARMONY – the International Union of Microbiology Societies’ European Staphylococcal Typing NetworkJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Euro Surveillance05/08/2008
Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine into the national immunisation programme OtherProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)05/02/2008
Transmission of Avian Influenza Virus (H3N2) to dogs.Journal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/01/2008
Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic InfluenzaJournal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/01/2008
Interim ECDC Scientific and Public Health Briefing:  Sharing influenza Virus Samples – Updated May 2008PolicyEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/01/2008
Interim within-season estimate of the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine-Marshfield, Wisconsin, 2007-08 influenza season. Journal articleCase control studies
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)04/18/2008
Report on the investigation of acute febrile deaths in three children during the 2008 seasonal influenza outbreak in HKSAR: Summary and Recommendations. Care guideline
Case report
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)04/18/2008
Research in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: The Médecins Sans Frontières/Epicentre ExperienceJournal article
Research study
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
PLoS one04/15/2008
Update on 1997 Report of the Working party on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C and sexually transmitted diseasesBest practice
Review
Evidence citedThe Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) 04/08/2008
Emerging high-level mupirocin resistance among MRSA isolates in IrelandJournal article
Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release04/01/2008
PL CMO (2008)3, PL CNO (2008)2, PL CPHO (2008)1: The influenza immunisation programme 2008/09Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)03/31/2008
Pilot of enhanced enteric fever surveillance in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 1 May 2006 - 30 April 2007Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)03/27/2008
The Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance action Plan 2008Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Scottish Executive03/17/2008
Pandemic influenza preparedness in Africa is a profound challenge for an already distressed region: analysis of national preparedness plans Journal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)03/04/2008
EMEA recommends authorization of first pre-pandemic influenza vaccine [news release]. London, UK: European Medicines Agency. February 21, 2008.PolicyEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)02/21/2008
Wipe it out Campaign Web Directory and publications. Web directoryEvidence citedRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)01/01/2008
The effectiveness of hand hygiene procedures, including handwashing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers, in reducing the risks of infections in home and community settingsBest practice
Review
IFH12/01/2007
Pandemic flu: A national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic(Superseded by UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 10/11/2011)OtherEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)11/22/2007
Identification of Campylobacter species (BSOP ID23)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/21/2007
Vertical HCV transmission algorithm VSOP 8Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/21/2007
Antimicrobial Resistance in Wales (2006)Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
National Public Health Service for Wales11/20/2007
Oral Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infections - A small, but real riskCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/17/2007
Control of an Outbreak of Infection with the Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile BI Strain in a University Hospital Using a Comprehensive “Bundle” Approach. Case report
Research study
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection11/15/2007
identification of Legionella species (BSOP ID18)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/12/2007
Identification of Vibrio species (BSOP ID19)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/12/2007
Identification of Shigella species (BSOP ID20)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/09/2007
Identification of Yersinia species from faeces (BSOP ID 21)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/09/2007
Serological Diagnosis of Syphilis (VSOP 44)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/09/2007
Investigation of Bone Marrow (BSOP 38)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/09/2007
Wales Audit Office report on healthcare associaed infections - a summary for patients and carersPublic leaflet
Surveillance data
UnspecifiedWales Audit Office (WAO)11/08/2007
Minimising Healthcare Associated Infections in NHS Trusts in WalesBest practice
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Wales Audit Office (WAO)11/08/2007
Tuberculosis in the UK. Annual report on tuberculosis surveillance and control in the UK 2007Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/07/2007
Serotype Replacement in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Where do we go from hereJournal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection11/01/2007
National Confidential Study of Deaths Following Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) InfectionResearch study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/01/2007
Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections Report 2007Best practice
Review
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/01/2007
Third Report of the Mandatory Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic SurgerySurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/01/2007
ORION StatementBest practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Infectious Disease Research Network 11/01/2007
Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis: a systematic review [Review Article]Research study
Systematic review
Evidence citedInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease11/01/2007
Progression of pulmonary tuberculosis and efficiency of bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination are genetically controlled via a common sst1-mediated mechanism of innate immunity.Research studyEvidence citedThe Journal of Immunology11/01/2007
Multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis.ReviewEvidence citedCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports11/01/2007
Combined corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist in one inhaler versus long-acting beta-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library10/17/2007
Home-based HIV voluntary counseling and testing in developing countriesSystematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library10/17/2007
Epidemiological Data - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)06/05/2007
The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance UnitSurveillance dataEvidence citedThe University of Edinburgh05/25/2007
Global consultation on addressing ethical issues in pandemic influenza planning. Summary of discussions. Geneva, Switzerland, 24 –25 October 2006ConsultationEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/01/2007
General Information about coughingPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor04/22/2007
ImmunisationWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2007
MeaslesWeb directoryUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2007
Competencies: an integrated career and competency framework for nurses in travel health medicineBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)04/01/2007
Hepatitis B: How to Protect your baby Factsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)03/21/2007
Health Clearance for Serious Communicable Diseases: New Health Care Workers - Draft Guidance for Consultation ConsultationEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)03/16/2007
General Information about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infectionFactsheetProfessional opinionNetdoctor03/08/2007
Severe Dengue Virus Infection in TravelersReviewEvidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases03/02/2007
Tinea capitis in the United Kingdom. A report on its diagnosis, management and preventionBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)03/01/2007
NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Formerly PRODIGY) on Candida - Oral Best practiceEvidence citedNHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries 01/01/2007
Vaccines for preventing malaria (pre-erythrocytic)Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library10/18/2006
Vaccines for preventing malaria (blood-stage) Systematic reviewEvidence cited
Meta analysis
RCT
Cochrane Library10/18/2006
Local Government Act 2003 –Regulation of Cosmetic Piercing and Skin-Colouring Businesses Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)09/07/2006
HPA Influenza Pandemic Contingency PlanBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/01/2006
Working Party Guidance on the Control of multi-resistant Acinetobacter Outbreaks (2006)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)08/29/2006
Infection Control Guidance for Care HomesBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)06/19/2006
2006 UK National Guideline for the Management of Genital Tract Infection with Chlamydia trachomatisCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV(BASHH)05/01/2006
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori for non-ulcer dyspepsia (Review) Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library04/19/2006
Vaccines for preventing malaria (SPf66)Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library04/19/2006
Guidelines for the prophylaxis and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the UK Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)02/28/2006
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel – Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (United States) Best practice
Review
Evidence citedMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report02/09/2006
Intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library02/01/2006
Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2006
Management, prevention and surveillance of Clostridium difficile - Interim findings from a national survey of NHS acute trusts in England Best practice
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Healthcare Commission12/21/2005
Severe Clostridium difficile – Associated Disease in Populations Previously at Low Risk – Four States, 2005 Case report
Outbreak report
Evidence citedMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report12/02/2005
Healthcare Commission: A snapshot of hospital cleanliness in England. Findings from the Healthcare Commission's rapid inspection programme. December 2005 Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealthcare Commisssion12/01/2005
Top Ten Tips Endoscope Decontamination, Endoscope decontamination letter and poster Best practiceEvidence citedMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency11/28/2005
Health Bill: Prepared by the Department of Health(October 27th 2005) OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/27/2005
Explanatory Notes to the Health Bill (DH) (27 October 2005) OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/27/2005
Explaining pandemic flu: a guide from the Chief Medical Officer Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)10/19/2005
Pandemic Flu: Important information for you and your familyFactsheet
Public leaflet
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)10/19/2005
Space for Health (replaces Knowledge and Information Portal (KIP)Web directoryEvidence citedSpace for Health10/11/2005
European recommendations for the management of healthcare workers occupationally exposed to hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus ReviewEvidence citedEuro Surveillance10/10/2005
Operational Framework for stockpiling, distributing and using antiviral drugs in the event of pandemic influenza Best practiceProfessional opinion
Unspecified
Department of Health (DH)09/21/2005
Antimicrobial Resistance – Inevitable but not unmanageableReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/01/2005
A review of Cleanliness Hygiene and Infection Control in Care Homes for Older People 2005ReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Care Inspectorate (Scotland)09/01/2005
General Information about Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)Public leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor08/03/2005
Hepatitis B immunisation for employees at risk Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Association (BMA)08/01/2005
HIV Infected Health Care Workers: guidance on management and patient notificationBest practice
Review
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/28/2005
Simple guide to MRSAFactsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)07/22/2005
Simple guide to Clostridium difficileFactsheetEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/19/2005
Action on Health Care Associated Infections in England: Summary of responses to the consultationConsultationEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/15/2005
Treatment of head louse infestation with 4% dimeticone lotion: randomised controlled equivalence trialCare guidelineRCTBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)06/18/2005
The decontamination of surgical instruments in the NHS in England update report. "A Step Change" Best practice
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)06/15/2005
Disease Facts about InfluenzaPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Netdoctor06/01/2005
National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training Best practice
Training
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)06/01/2005
Protecting Patients and Staff – A Strategy for Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections in Northern Ireland 2005-2010Best practice
Review
Evidence citedDepartment of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (NI)06/01/2005
British HIV Association (BHIVA) Guidelines for kidney transplantation in patients with HIV diseaseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British HIV Association (BHIVA)06/01/2005
Delivering travel health services: RCN guidance for nursing staff Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)06/01/2005
Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premisesBest practiceEvidence citedHealth & Safety Executive05/01/2005
General Information about DiarrhoeaPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor05/01/2005
General Information about Travellers' DiarrhoeaPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor04/01/2005
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Guidance for Nursing Staff. Best practiceEvidence citedRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)04/01/2005
General Information about acute bronchitisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor03/02/2005
General information about ConjunctivitisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor02/16/2005
General Information about Fever in ChildrenPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor02/16/2005
The Control and Prevention of MRSA in Hospitals and in the Community: A Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland(2005) Best practice
Review
Evidence citedHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (Ireland)01/01/2005
WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Advanced Draft 2005): A Summary Best practice
Systematic review
Evidence citedWorld Health Organization (WHO)01/01/2005
Science summit: harnessing science to combat healthcare associated infection 15th & 16th December 2004OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)12/16/2004
Interim UK Guidelines for management of close community contacts of invasive group A Streptococcal Disease. Best practice
Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/01/2004
Revised Guidance on Contracting for CleaningBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
NHS Estates12/01/2004
Dexamethasone for the treatment of tuberculous meningitis in adolescents and adultsCare guideline
Journal article
RCTNew England Journal of Medicine10/21/2004
A Matrons Charter: An action plan for cleaner hospitals Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)10/19/2004
Matrons Charter Action Plan LeafletBest practice
Public leaflet
Professional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)10/19/2004
Stopping Tuberculosis in England - An Action Plan from the Chief Medical OfficerBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/07/2004
HIV and Infant feedingCare guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)09/01/2004
General Information about SepsisPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
National Library of Medicine (NLM)08/25/2004
General information about RotavirusPublic leafletEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)08/24/2004
ASEPTIC: Final Report Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)08/19/2004
Peginterferon Alfa-2a plus Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-infected Patients (APRICOT TRIAL)Journal articleRCT07/29/2004
National Standards, Local Action - Health and Social care Standards and Planning Framework 2005/06-2007/08Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/21/2004
Improving patient care by reducing the risk of hospital acquired infection: A progress report (A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General) National Audit Office HC 876 Session 2003-2004: 14 July 2004 Government report
Review
Evidence citedNational Audit Office (NAO)07/14/2004
Towards cleaner hospitals and lower rates of infection: A summary of action. Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/12/2004
Hepatitis C - Essential information for professionals and guidance on testingBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/01/2004
Hepatitis C Action Plan for EnglandBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/01/2004
Healthcare Associated Infections – A Strategy for Hospitals in Wales (2004)Best practice
Review
Evidence citedNational Public Health Service for Wales07/01/2004
West Nile virus: A contingency plan to protect the public’s healthBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)05/01/2004
WHO consultation on priority public health interventions before and during an influenza pandemicBest practice
Consultation
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)04/27/2004
Addendum to HSG(93)40: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients from Hepatitis BBest practice
Policy
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2004
Hospital Management of Adults with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) if SARS re-emergesBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish Thoracic Society (BTS)02/10/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Head liceCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge02/01/2004
IDSA Guidelines for Treatment of CandidiasisCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). 12/19/2003
Winning ways – working together to reduce healthcare acquired infection. Report from CMO Government report
Policy
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)12/01/2003
General Information about SepticemiaPublic leafletEvidence citedNational Library of Medicine (NLM)11/18/2003
The Government Response to ‘Fighting infection’, the 4th Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and technology 2002-2003Government reportEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)11/07/2003
IDSA Guidelines - Update of Practice Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent AdultsCare guidelineEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases11/03/2003
Guidance on the use of oseltamivir and amantadine for the prophylaxis of influenza Best practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)09/01/2003
Taking a Public Health Approach in the Workplace: A Guide for Occupational Health NursesBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)07/30/2003
Fighting Infection (2003) Select Committee on Science and Technology. Best practice
Government report
Evidence citedScience & Technology Select Committee07/02/2003
British HIV Association HIV Treatment GuidelinesBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish HIV Association (BHIVA)07/01/2003
Infection Control: Prevention of Healthcare associated infection in primary and community careBest practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Audit Office (NAO)06/25/2003
A guide to the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments Best practice
Review
Evidence citedNHS Estates05/01/2003
Modern Matrons – Improving the Patients ExperienceBest practiceProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2003
Influenza Factsheet 211Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)03/01/2003
National Clostridium difficile Standards Group: Report to the Department of HealthBest practice
Review
Surveillance data
Case control studies
Evidence cited
RCT
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/01/2003
A12 Advice Sheet: Infection control in dentistryBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Dental Association (BDA)02/01/2003
Enterococcal intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection: management and outcome of 61 consecutive casesCase report
Journal article
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)11/11/2002
Vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring: is there a consensus view? The results of a UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (UK NEQAS) for antibiotic assays questionnaireJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence citedJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy10/08/2002
Good Practice Guidelines for Renal Dialysis/Transplant Units: Prevention and Control of Blood-Borne Virus InfectionBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)09/03/2002
Antibiotic Pharmacodynamics in Surgical Prophylaxis: an Association between Intraoperative Antibiotic Concentrations and Efficacy Journal article
Review
Evidence citedAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy09/01/2002
Hepatitis C Infected Health Care Workers (Accompanying booklet to HSC 2002/010) Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)08/14/2002
Hepatitis C infected health care workers HSC 2002/010 Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)08/14/2002
Hepatitis C Strategy for EnglandBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)08/01/2002
Emergence of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in a Belgian hospital: microbiological and clinical featuresSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy06/10/2002
Health Facilities Note 30 Infection Control in the Built Environment (Soon to be superseded by HBN 00-09)Best practice
Review
Evidence citedSpace for Health06/01/2002
Risk factors and predictors of mortality of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) bacteraemia in HIV-infected patientsSurveillance dataCase control studiesBritish Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)05/24/2002
How strong is the evidence that antibiotic use is a risk factor for antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired urinary tract infection?Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
RCT
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy05/16/2002
A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials comparing short- and long-course antibiotic therapy for urinary tract infections in childrenJournal article
Review
Meta analysis
RCT
Pediatrics05/05/2002
Haematological Effects of Linezolid: Summary of clinical experienceJournal article
Review
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Personal experience
Professional opinion
05/02/2002
Efficacy, tolerability and development of resistance in HIV-positive patients treated with fluconazole for secondary prevention of oropharyngeal candidiasis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialReviewRCT04/26/2002
A randomised trial of pragmatic strategies to manage otitis media in primary careResearch studyRCTREFER (REsearch Findings Electronic Register)04/23/2002
Surveillance of hospital-acquired bacteraemia in English Hospitals 1997-2002Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)03/31/2002
Getting ahead of the Curve: a strategy for combating infectious disease. A report by the Chief Medical Officer Government report
Policy
Evidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection01/10/2002
Consumption of imipenem correlates with b-lactam resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosaCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy01/01/2002
National Guidelines for the Prevention of Nosocomial Invasive Aspergillosis During Construction/Renovation Activities (2002)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (Ireland)01/01/2002
Surveillance of surgical site infection in English hospitals 1997-2002Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)09/30/2001
The epic project:developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare association infections phase 1: guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infectionsBest practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)01/18/2001
Microbiological Commissioning and Monitoring of Operating Theatre Suites. A Report of a Working Party of the Hospital Infection Society Best practice
Review
Evidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)01/01/2001
Behaviours and Rituals in the Operating Theatre (2001) A Report from the Hospital Infection Society (HIS) Working Group on Infection Control in the Operating Theatres Best practice
Review
Evidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)01/01/2001
Decontamination of medical devices. HSC 2000/032OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/18/2000
General information about Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD)Public leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor08/28/2000
BTS Guidelines - Control and prevention of tuberculosis in United Kingdom: Code of Practice 2000. Thorax 2000; 55: 887-901 Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society (BTS)08/22/2000
Hepatitis B Infected Health Care Workers: Guidance on implementation of Health Service Circular 2000/020 Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)06/23/2000
UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy and Action Plan (2000)OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)06/01/2000
Antibiotic treatment for travellers' diarrhoeaSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library05/21/2000
Management of hospital outbreaks of gastro-enteritis due to small round structured virusesBest practice
Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/01/2000
The Management and Control of Hospital Acquired Infection in Acute NHS Trusts in England. (2000) HC 230 1999/2000 Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Audit Office (NAO)02/17/2000
The management and control of hospital infection: action for the NHS for the management and control of infection in hospitals in England HSC 2000/002Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)02/11/2000
Memorandum on Rabies: Prevention and Control (February 2000)Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)02/01/2000
Overcoming Antimicrobial ResistanceWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/01/2000
Information for midwives – hepatitis B testing in pregnancy Factsheet
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)01/01/2000
The Socio-economic Burden Of Hospital Acquired Infection (1999)Policy
Review
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)04/01/1999
Revised Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection Control for HospitalsBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)08/01/1998
Guidance for Clinical Health Care Workers: Protection against infection with blood-borne viruses Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)04/15/1998
The Path of Least Resistance: Main Report Best practice
Government report
Policy
Review
Evidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection04/01/1998
BTS Guidelines - Chemotherapy and management of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom : recommendations 1998 Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society (BTS)01/21/1998
Hospital laundry arrangements for used and infected linen. National Health Service Executive (1995) Department of Health HSG 1995(18)Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)04/21/1995
Clostridium Difficile Infection – Prevention and ManagementBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)06/01/1994
Protecting Health care workers and patients from hepatitis B - recommendations of the Advisory Group on HepatitisBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)08/01/1993
Exposure to hepatitis B virus: guidance on post-exposure prophylaxisBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)08/14/1992