Scottish Care has received the letter below from the Scottish Government confirming the Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) policy requirements.
Some of the elements will only apply to the NHS boards however parts are best practice for the social care sectors such as the application of the NIPCM is best practice and apply the HIIAT scoring of incidents and outbreaks.
There are also some important links within the document such discussing antimicrobial resistance and the UK five year action plan 2019-2024. Also the toolkit for managing CPE in Scottish non acute settings.
There is detail within this DL for the social care sector.HCAI - DL (2019) 23 - Mandatory HCAI and AMR Policy Requirements - final - December 2019 (002) (002)