We've made suggestions rather than prescriptions about how
to reduce these infections and pulled together a collection of tools for local
teams. We recognise that effective prevention of infection is multifaceted and
requires strong leadership, effective training programmes, and evidence-based
guidelines and interventions.
This tool has been designed to allow organisations or systems to assess the overall approach to reducing E.coli blood stream infections (BSIs) and the engagement with the wider health economy in delivering a reduction. It is also intended to assist organisations or systems to produce a focused and effective action plan for reducing E.coli BSIs.
We would welcome any feedback on the content and utilisation of the tool by emailing the our IPC email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evidence and resources
We've collated a range of evidence, guidance, examples of practice and supportive resources into one place, providing easier access for health and social care workers leading on or interested in preventing Gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSI).
The guidance explains, for the purposes of the NHS ambition to reduce healthcare-associated Gram-negative BSIs, how these infections will be defined according to where they are detected (community or hospital settings), and key healthcare-associated risk factors.
Provides healthcare workers, hospital administrators and health authorities with a thorough review of evidence on hand hygiene in healthcare and specific recommendations to improve practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms.
A Public Health England campaign to encourage healthcare staff and patients to take action and slow antibiotic resistance. Make a personal pledge about action you'll take to prevent infections and make better use of antibiotics.
Influence prescribers' and patients' personal attitudes, social norms and perceived barriers to optimal antibiotic prescribing used by the whole primary care team within the GP practice or out-of-hours setting.
Covers the effective use of antimicrobials (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic medicines) to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. It's relevant for all care settings, all formulations of antimicrobials.
HEE has commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with PHE’s Primary Care Unit, on the treatment of UTIs in older adults for all out of hospital health and social care workers, introducing resources that can be used to diagnose, manage and prevent UTIs in out of hospital settings.
Publication aiming to encourage widespread adoption of the National Occupational Standards across all NHS and independent healthcare sectors, by enabling a full understanding of the standards and providing quality care for patients.
Will assist practitioners to continually increase their existing knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver improved quality of care for patients by relieving the burden of disease and avoidable illness through healthcare associated infections.
Aimed at all health and social care staff this learning e-learning module contains resources to support awareness and education of clinical staff on antimicrobial resistance in different care settings.
This is intended to reward clinical commissioning groups for improvements in the quality of the services that they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities.
Public Health England's Data Capture System provides an integrated data reporting and analysis system for the mandatory surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infections.
An indicative tool showing NHS providers and commissioners how many infections are happening, the length of time patients stay in hospital, how many deaths are associated with E. coli and the financial cost to the NHS.