Diseases - Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare Associated Infection


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TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
Global Atlas of infectious disease an interactive information and mapping systemWeb directoryEvidence citedWorld Health Organization (WHO)
NHS Hepatitis C Awareness WebsiteWebpageEvidence citedNHS
Bugs and Drugs on the Web - Pages on EaracheWeb directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
National electronic Library of Infection
Alliance for the prudent use of antibioticsWeb directoryEvidence citedAlliance for the Prudent use of Antibiotics (APUA)
Antibiotics for childhood coughsJournal article
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-01: Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care "Sterilization, Disinfection and Cleaning of Medical Equipment: Guidance on Decontamination from the Microbiology Advisory Committee to Department of Health" (WITHDRAWN)Best practice
Review
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)03/20/2013
Wipe it out RCN Campaign Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)11/01/2011
About the Rapid Review PanelBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/27/2011
Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/14/2011
Enterococcus species and GREWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/14/2011
Clean, Safe Care Best practice
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)04/15/2011
HPA webpages on Antimicrobial ResistanceWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/31/2011
Information for healthcare professional specialties Best practice
Factsheet
Web directory
Training
Evidence citedMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency01/12/2011
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 Enterobacteriaceae (BSOP ID16)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/28/2010
Systematic review and evidence-based guidance on organisation of hospital infection control programmes - Invitation to tender OtherN/AEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)08/01/2010
Strategies for disease-specific programmes 2010-2013 OtherEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)07/14/2010
Germs. Wash your hands of them Information on Scotland's National Hand Hygiene CampaignBest practiceEvidence citedHealth Protection Scotland (HPS)07/01/2010
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
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: 2010 Update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology03/22/2010
The 10 X 20 Initiative: Persuing a Global Commitment to Develop 10 New Antibacterial Drugs by 2010Journal articleEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases03/09/2010
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
Clostridium difficileFactsheet
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/03/2010
MRSA Objective for 2010-11Best practiceProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)12/11/2009
Being open: communicating patient safety incidents with patients, their families and carers Best practiceEvidence citedNational Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)11/19/2009
Updating the Guideline Methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) ReviewEvidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)10/29/2009
NHS Infection Control Training ProgrammeBest practice
Training
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/16/2009
National Framework and supporting guidanceBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)09/22/2009
WHO: Tools for training and educationTrainingEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organisation 08/01/2009
Norovirus: Infection and Infection Prevention Through Hygiene in the HomeFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
IFH06/01/2009
National Hand Hygiene Campaigns in Europe, 2000-2009 Journal article
Research study
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)04/30/2009
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
On the state of public health 2008. 150 years of the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer:Chapter: Antimicrobial resistance: up against the ropesGovernment reportEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)03/16/2009
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
Infection Control ManualBest practice
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Infection Control Services Ltd01/21/2009
Clostridium difficile infection: how to deal with the problemBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)01/15/2009
Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe 2008Surveillance dataEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)12/15/2008
Eye of the needle: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers.Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/01/2008
MRSA Screening - Operational GuidanceOtherN/ADepartment of Health (DH)07/31/2008
Community strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as potential cause of healthcare-associated infections, Uruguay, 2002–2004. Journal article
Outbreak report
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Emerging Infectious Diseases07/28/2008
Working Party Guidance on the Control of MultiResistant Acinetobacter OutbreaksBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/24/2008
A cluster of hepatitis B infections associated with incorrect use of a capillary blood sampling device in a nursing home in the Netherlands, 2007Journal article
Surveillance data
Cohort studiesEuro Surveillance07/03/2008
Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery: A National Clinical Guideline (104)Best practice
Systematic review
Evidence citedScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)07/01/2008
HARMONY – the International Union of Microbiology Societies’ European Staphylococcal Typing NetworkJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Euro Surveillance05/08/2008
The Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance action Plan 2008Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Scottish Executive03/17/2008
Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of healthcare associated infection.Journal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection03/15/2008
Are Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains replacing traditional Nosocomial MRSA strains?Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection03/01/2008
Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care Journal article
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)03/01/2008
MRSA - Information for patients in hospital Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/20/2008
Hospitals in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (HELICS)Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/16/2008
Clean, safe care: Reducing infections and saving livesBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)01/09/2008
Epidemiological data - Hepatitis BSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/08/2008
Wipe it out Campaign Web Directory and publications. Web directoryEvidence citedRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)01/01/2008
The Health Act 2006: Code of Practice for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infection. (revised version 2008) (Will be superseded by "The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice for the NHS on the prevention and control of Healthcare associated infections and related guidance" 1st April 2009)PolicyEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection01/01/2008
PL CMO (2007)4: Changes to the mandatory healthcare associated infection surveillance system for Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea from April 2007 (DH) IMPORTANT: See also "PL CMO (2008)1: Changes to the mandatory healthcare associated infection surveillance system for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) from 1 January" Best practice
Surveillance data
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)01/01/2008
Intravenous immunoglobulin: a patient guide to demand managementPublic leafletN/ADepartment of Health (DH)12/21/2007
Hospital organisation, specialty mix and MRSABest practice
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)12/18/2007
Clostridium difficile Associated Disease in a Setting of Endemicity: Identification of Novel Risk Factors. Research studyCohort studies
Evidence cited
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection12/15/2007
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
National Hand Hygiene NHS Campaign Compliance with Hand Hygiene - Audit Report (Scotland)Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Scotland (HPS)12/01/2007
Antimicrobial Resistance in Wales (2006)Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
National Public Health Service for Wales11/20/2007
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
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
Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 – ‘Specialised ventilation in healthcare premises’ Best practiceUnspecifiedSpace for Health11/01/2007
Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections Report 2007Best practice
Review
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/01/2007
ORION StatementBest practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Infectious Disease Research Network 11/01/2007
Infection control strategies for preventing the transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing homes for older people Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library10/17/2007
Our NHS our future. NHS Next Stage Review Interim Report. Best practice
Government report
Policy
Evidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection10/04/2007
Investigation into outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustOutbreak reportEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Healthcare Commisssion10/01/2007
MRSA equality impact assessment. Halving MRSA bacteraemia by 2008Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)09/27/2007
Third prevalence survey of healthcare associated infections in acute hospitals in England 2006Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)09/12/2007
Results of the voluntary reporting scheme for Clostridium difficile, England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2006Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)08/17/2007
Appendix 2 Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) Antimicrobial Framework Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection08/01/2007
Clostridium difficile: changing epidemiology and new treatment options. Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection08/01/2007
Measuring the impact of multidrug resistance in nosocomial infection. Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection08/01/2007
Healthcare associated infection: what else can the NHS do?Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Healthcare Commission07/25/2007
General information about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)Public leafletProfessional opinionNational Library of Medicine (NLM)07/23/2007
Improving Patient Safety in Europe NewsletterOtherEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Improving Patient Safety In Europe 07/01/2007
A new multiplex PCR for easy screening of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus SCCmec types I-V. Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection07/01/2007
Characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates form dogs and their owners.Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection07/01/2007
Uniform: an evidence review of the microbiological significance of uniforms and uniform policy in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Journal articleEvidence cited
Meta analysis
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection06/28/2007
Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)06/01/2007
Update of Clostridium difficile-associated disease due to PCR ribotype 027 in EuropeBest practice
Journal article
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release06/01/2007
The United States approach to strategies in the battle against healthcare-associated infections, 2006: transitioning from benchmarking to zero tolerance and clinician accountability.Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection06/01/2007
Epidemiological data - LegionellaSurveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)05/30/2007
Confronting infection in the English National Health Service.Journal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection05/30/2007
Nine patient safety solutions Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)05/02/2007
Intervention aimed at improving professional adherence to guidelines for prevention of device-related infections (Protocol)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library04/18/2007
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
Hepatitis B infected healthcare workers and antiviral therapyBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)03/16/2007
The Third Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-associated Infections in Acute Hospitals: Summary of prelimanary results Surveillance dataUnspecifiedHospital Infection Society (HIS)03/09/2007
Information and Announcement on the First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Clean Care is Safer CareJournal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Internation Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)03/01/2007
The Third Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infections In Acute Hospitals 2006 - England [Summary of Preliminary Results 27th February 2007] Surveillance dataEvidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)02/27/2007
PL/CMO/2007/2: Decontamination of surgical instruments in light of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) GuidanceBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)02/21/2007
The decontamination of surgical instruments with special attention to the removal of proteins and inactivation of any contaminating human prions - 2006 ReportBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)02/21/2007
Guidelines on the insertion and management of central venous access devices in adultsBest practice
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH)02/06/2007
Epic 2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in EnglandBest practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Epic-Richard Wells Research Centre Thames Valley University 02/05/2007
PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus plus Frequently asked questions.Best practice
Factsheet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/17/2007
Antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancySystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/04/2007
The importance of Hand Hygiene (Dear Colleague Letter) plus “Wet, soap, wash, rinse, dry” Poster Best practice
Factsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)12/18/2006
Screening for Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonisation: A stategy for NHS trusts: a summary of best practiceBest practice
Surveillance data
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)11/28/2006
Safer practice in renal medicine: a resource for reducing healthcare associated infection such as MRSABest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)11/01/2006
Antibiotics for sore throat (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library10/18/2006
GRASP: The Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance ProgrammeSurveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)10/12/2006
Clostridium difficileFactsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)10/09/2006
Evidence-based Practice in Infection Control (EPIC)Web directoryEvidence cited
Meta analysis
Professional opinion
Epic-Richard Wells Research Centre Thames Valley University 09/19/2006
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
Investigation into outbreaks of Clostridium difficile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust Outbreak reportEvidence citedHealthcare Commission07/24/2006
General information - Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/18/2006
The Health Protection Functions of NHS Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratories Best practice
Surveillance data
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/05/2006
Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in English Hospitals Oct 1997 - Sept 2005Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/01/2006
Protocol for the Scottish Surveillance Programme for Clostridium difficile Associated Disease. User Manual Best practice
Policy
Evidence citedHealth Protection Scotland (HPS)07/01/2006
Communicable Disease in London 2002-05Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/01/2006
Infection Control Guidance for Care HomesBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)06/19/2006
Going further faster: Meeting the MRSA target and increasing productivity. A pocket guide for chief executives and boardsBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)05/20/2006
Going further faster: Implementing the Saving Lives delivery programme. Sustainable change for cleaner, safer care.Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)05/20/2006
Antibiotic GuidanceCare guideline
Web directory
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/12/2006
HCAI Productivity Tool OtherUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)05/09/2006
Summary of responses to the consultation on joint-agency guidance "Safe management of healthcare-waste" ConsultationEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)05/05/2006
Guidelines for the prevention of endocarditis: report of the Working Party of the British Society for Antimicrobial ChemotherapyBest practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy04/19/2006
Guidelines for the control and prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthcare facilitiesBest practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)04/03/2006
WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Advanced Draft 2006)Best practice
Consultation
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)04/01/2006
Reporting MRSA Data: Overview of Arrangements including; 1) New Schedules for Data Submissions 2) Overview of Responsibilities:Data Checks Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Unspecified
Department of Health (DH)03/30/2006
Changing the Culture: An Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections in Northern Ireland 2006/2009Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (NI)03/01/2006
Guidance for the hospital management of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (Scotland)Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh03/01/2006
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
Healthcare Associated Infections - a guide for healthcare professionalsBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Association (BMA)02/20/2006
Epidemiological Data - Staphylococcus aureusSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)02/06/2006
Intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library02/01/2006
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
Guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence citedJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy11/17/2005
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Otitis mediaPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online11/09/2005
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
Space for Health (replaces Knowledge and Information Portal (KIP)Web directoryEvidence citedSpace for Health10/11/2005
Factsheet about Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumonaie diseaseFactsheetEvidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)10/06/2005
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
Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli - questions and answers FactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)09/12/2005
Investigations into multi-drug resistant ESBL-producing Escherichia coli strains causing infection in EnglandReview
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/12/2005
Extended-Spectrum Beta-LactamasesWebpageProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)09/12/2005
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
ICNA Audit Tool for Monitoring Infection Control Standards in Community SettingsBest practiceEvidence citedInfection Prevention Society (Incorporating ICNA)09/01/2005
Infection Control IT Implementation and Evaluation Project - report prepared for the Department of Health, August 2005ReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)08/01/2005
Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy and Practice in Scotland: Recommendations for good antimicrobial practice in acute hospitalsBest practiceEvidence citedScottish Executive08/01/2005
Simple guide to MRSAFactsheet
Public leaflet
Professional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)07/22/2005
Antibiotics for the Common Cold and Acute Purulent RhinitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library07/20/2005
Antibiotics versus placebo for prevention of postoperative infection after appendicectomy.Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library07/20/2005
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
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
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): guidance for nursing staff Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)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
Biological agents: Managing the risks in laboratories and healthcare premisesBest practiceEvidence citedHealth & Safety Executive05/01/2005
Investigation of abscesses and post-operative wound and deep-seated wound infections (BSOP 14)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/01/2005
Investigation of specimens for screening for MRSA (BSOP 29)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/01/2005
Susceptibility testing agar (MSOP 49)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/01/2005
Susceptibility testing (BSOP 45)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/01/2005
Antibiotic regimens for secondary peritonitis of gastrointestinal origin in adultsSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library04/20/2005
Antibiotics for trachomaSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library04/20/2005
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Guidance for Nursing Staff. Best practiceEvidence citedRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)04/01/2005
Antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adultsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2005
Antibiotics for acute pyelonephritis in childrenSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2005
Antibiotics for preventing meningococcal infectionsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2005
Antibiotics for treating bacterial vaginosis in pregnancySystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2005
Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2005
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
Preventing person-to-person spread following gastrointestinal infections: guidelines for public health physicians and environmental health officersBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/01/2004
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
Antibiotics for acute bronchitis (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library10/18/2004
Antibiotic regimens for suspected early neonatal sepsisSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library10/18/2004
Device Bulletin (DB) 2002(06) Bench Top Sterilizers- Guidance on the Purchase, Operation and Maintenance Best practiceEvidence citedMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency10/01/2004
ASEPTIC: Final Report Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)08/19/2004
Antimicrobial Resistance Data – GonorrhoeaSurveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)08/05/2004
Ventilator-associated pneumoniaBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Science Direct 08/01/2004
National Standards, Local Action - Health and Social care Standards and Planning Framework 2005/06-2007/08Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/21/2004
Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean and clean-contaminated ear surgerySystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library07/19/2004
Antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infection in non-pregnant womenSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library07/19/2004
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 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
A randomised controlled trial to assess the role of resistance assays in HIV infectionResearch studyRCTREFER (REsearch Findings Electronic Record)06/18/2004
PRODIGY Clinical Recommendation - Otitis media - acuteCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge06/01/2004
Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Surgery: An Advisory Statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention ProjectReviewEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases05/26/2004
Competencies for Directors of Infection Prevention and Control Best practiceUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)05/24/2004
Factsheet about VISA/VRSA - Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetN/ACenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)04/21/2004
Antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia in adult outpatientsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library04/19/2004
Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/27/2004
Antibiotics for ureaplasma in the vagina in pregnancySystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/27/2004
Systemic antifungal drugs for invasive fungal infection in preterm infantsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/27/2004
Antibiotics for acute otitis media in children (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/26/2004
Antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce respiratory tract infections and mortality in adults receiving intensive careSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library01/26/2004
Antibiotics for acute laryngitis in adultsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2004
Control of endemic MRSA - what is the evidence? A personal viewJournal articleMeta analysis
RCT
Science Direct01/23/2004
Performance feedback of hand hygiene, using alcohol gel as the skin decontaminant, reduces the number of inpatients newly affected by MRSA and antibiotic costsJournal articleEvidence citedScience Direct 12/02/2003
Winning ways – working together to reduce healthcare acquired infection. Report from CMO Government report
Policy
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)12/01/2003
Pin site care for preventing infections associated with external bone fixators and pins Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library11/19/2003
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
Systematic review of isolation policies in the hospital management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a review of the literature with epidemiological and economic modellingBest practice
Surveillance data
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme11/01/2003
Antibiotic therapy for prophylaxis against infection of pancreatic necrosis in acute pancreatitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library10/20/2003
Antimicrobial drugs for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonizationSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library10/20/2003
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
Successful use of oral linezolid as a single active agent in endocarditis unresponsive to conventional antibiotic therapyJournal article
Review
Evidence cited08/01/2003
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
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
PL CMO (2003)4: Surveillance of healthcare associated infectionsBest practice
Surveillance data
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)06/09/2003
A guide to the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments Best practice
Review
Evidence citedNHS Estates05/01/2003
Surveillance of Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance in England and WalesSurveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)04/30/2003
Public Information Leaflet about MRSAPublic leafletEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)04/01/2003
Modern Matrons – Improving the Patients ExperienceBest practiceProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)04/01/2003
Amodiaquine for treating malaria (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library02/26/2003
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
Diagnosis and management of childhood otitis media in primary careCare guidelineEvidence citedScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)02/01/2003
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Endocarditis in Dermatological SurgeryCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)01/13/2003
Minocycline for acne vulgaris: efficacy and safetySystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library11/20/2002
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
Antibiotics for persistent nasal discharge (rhinosinusitis) in childrenSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library10/21/2002
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
Hepatitis C Strategy for EnglandBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)08/01/2002
Device Bulletin (DB) 2002(05) Decontamination of Endoscopes. Best practiceEvidence citedMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency07/01/2002
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
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
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
Promotion of Hand Hygiene: Magic, Hype or Scientific Challenge?Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology03/01/2002
Antibiotics for gonorrhoea in pregnancy (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library02/22/2002
Antibiotics versus control for toxoplasma retinochoroiditisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/21/2002
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
Antimicrobial Resistance - WHO Factsheet No 194FactsheetProfessional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)01/01/2002
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
Nosocomial Aspergillosis Is WaterborneJournal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Clinical Infectious Diseases09/24/2001
Antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bitesSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library04/23/2001
Controlling infection in British nursing homes Journal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)03/03/2001
Antibiotics for syphilis diagnosed during pregnancy (Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library03/01/2001
Guidance in the new NHS: control assurance statements 2000/2001 and establishment of the controls assurance unit. HSC 2001/005OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)02/22/2001
Antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery for proximal femoral and other closed long bone fracturesSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library01/22/2001
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
Antibiotics for preventing leptospirosis (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library10/23/2000
Decontamination of medical devices. HSC 2000/032OtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)10/18/2000
Antibiotics for preventing pneumonia in children with measles Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library07/25/2000
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
HSC 2000/020.Hepatitis B Infected Health Care Workers Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment 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
Antibiotics versus placebo for acute bacterial conjunctivitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/24/2000
Overcoming Antimicrobial ResistanceWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/01/2000
Governance in the new NHS controls assurance statements 1999/2000 risk management and organisational controls. HSC 1999/123OtherUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)05/21/1999
Antibiotic Resistance - Factsheet for Schools – Wired for HealthFactsheetEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)04/21/1999
The Socio-economic Burden Of Hospital Acquired Infection (1999)Policy
Review
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)04/01/1999
Antibiotics for treating salmonella gut infections (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library01/25/1999
Guidelines for optimal surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalsBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Communicable Disease and Public Health (CDPH) HPA12/01/1998
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
Guidance for clinical health care workers: protection against infection with blood-borne viruses. Recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS and the Advisory Group on Hepatitis. Department of Health (1998) 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
Quantitative systematic review of randomised controlled trials comparing antibiotic with placebo for acute cough in adultsSystematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
British Medical Journal (BMJ)03/21/1998
Antibiotic treatment of streptococcal, enterococcal and staphylococcal endocarditisCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Heart Online02/01/1998
The Facts about Legionnaire's diseaseFactsheetProfessional opinionAssociation of Medical Microbiologist (AMM)01/01/1998
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
HSG (95) 10: Hospital Infection Control Best practice
Policy
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)03/07/1995
The Facts about MRSAFactsheetProfessional opinionAssociation of Medical Microbiologist (AMM)01/01/1995
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
An outbreak of hepatitis A among health care workers: risk factors for transmissionJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Personal experience
Professional opinion
American Journal of Public Health 01/01/1993
Exposure to hepatitis B virus: guidance on post-exposure prophylaxisBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)08/14/1992