The ‘Society’ will be taking part in the tour at the East Midlands Study day on the 17th September, come and join us.

Cleaning your hands is one of the most important actions anyone can carry out to prevent infection.  For the past 15 years, patient safety organisations in the UK and the World Health Organisation globally, have been focused on making hand hygiene a routine behaviour in healthcare settings.  Each year on 5th May, the WHO issues a ‘call to action’ that promotes hand hygiene globally.  The IPS will be supporting this call to action through a Hand Hygiene Relay involving the transfer of a torch baton around the UK and Ireland.  The Hand Hygiene Torch Tour launched on 5th May 2016 in each of the UK capital cities, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Wales and Belfast; in Dublin the Republic of Ireland and in Malta to engage the Society’s international membership.