Sunday, July 12, 2020

Infection Control News

Health Europa brings you the latest Infection Control News from across the field of European Health & Social Care. We take a look into the disciplines concerned in the prevention of health-associated infection.

Infection control guidance for dental clinics, GP practices, and pharmacies

Infection control guidance for dental clinics, GP practices, and pharmacies

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published infection control guidance for healthcare providers in Europe. If healthcare services across Europe are...
Care providers could face £6bn extra in COVID-19 infection control costs

Care providers could face £6bn extra in COVID-19 infection control costs

New research has highlighted that COVID-19 infection control costs could see care providers in the UK facing a bill of an extra £6bn. Providing Personal...
UK COVID-19 taskforce and testing to help care sector control infection

UK COVID-19 taskforce and testing will help care sector control infection

The UK Government has confirmed that a new social care sector taskforce has been set up, and testing is to be rolled out across...
Virtual infection control and mental health education

Virtual infection control and mental health education

The virtual Mental Health First Aid and Infection Control education courses have been created to help support people working or volunteering in the care...
Developing new approaches to COVID-19 infection control and patient care

Developing new approaches to COVID-19 infection control and patient care

Physicians have put forward an approach to create dedicated COVID-19 patient units, infection control protocols, and care teams to help control the spread of...
Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Experts have said that controlling the spread of the COVID-19 infection indoors should be ‘the next front of the battle against the virus’. Experts from...
Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

A new, comprehensive review has provided evidence for the first time on the optimal use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and physical distancing to...
‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control package

‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control fund

The director of ADASS has warned of the ‘deep concern’ raised by confusion over the £600m Infection Control fund recently announced by the UK...
Breakthrough ultraviolet light development could help kill COVID-19 virus

Breakthrough ultraviolet light development could help kill COVID-19 virus

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a commonly used method for killing bacteria, but could it help with disinfecting areas contaminated with COVID-19? A breakthrough discovery...
Urgent infection control reform needed in hospitals worldwide

Urgent infection control reform needed in hospitals worldwide

Infection control reform in hospitals and care homes across the globe is needed urgently, say experts. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for healthcare...
Government issues COVID-19 workplace infection control guidance

Government issues COVID-19 workplace infection control guidance

Following the launch of the Government’s test and trace service, it has issued COVID-19 infection control guidance for the workplace. From today people in England...
Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local UK authorities will work alongside the NHS and stakeholders to develop tailored outbreak control plans in a bid to contain COVID-19 infections. Local authorities...

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