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Consultation – HIS Draft Infection Prevention and Control Standards

Published: October 12, 2021


The draft Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Standards (formerly Healthcare Associated Infection Standards) are now available to download from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.

Please click here to access the draft standards.

The consultation is live and we would encourage you to provide feedback on all aspects of the standards, including the following:

  • standard statement
  • rationale, and
  • criteria.

How to participate in the consultation process

We would encourage you to use the online survey to submit responses.

If you would prefer to complete a word version of the form, please contact by email at

Please note that the consultation closes on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

Consultation feedback

At the end of the consultation period, all comments received on the draft IPC standards will be collated and used to inform the development of the final standards.

Final IPC standards will be published in spring 2022 on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website

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