Public Sector Event

The New National Quality Standard For Surgical Site Infection

Venue: ICO Conference Centre
22 Berners Street

Date: 12 Mar 2014

Synopsis: The New National Quality Standard for Surgical Site Infection was recently released by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. This conference ,through expert sessions and case studies, focuses on implementing the new standard in practice in your service.

"Serious surgical site infections can lead to life-threatening illnesses, long-term disabilities, and longer stays in hospital as well as resulting in increased costs for the NHS. However, such infections can often be prevented by following simple steps before, during and after surgery. These standards will aid all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of adults, children and young people in this area, so that they can deliver the very best levels of care across the NHS." Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE "As well as resulting in substantial discomfort and harm to patients who have undergone operations, surgical site infections contribute to the burden on healthcare service providers by prolonging hospital stay and increasing costs. With the clinical imperative of eliminating all preventable healthcare-associated infections, these quality standards will assist providers, commissioners and patients in improving outcomes following surgical procedures." Dr Peter Jenks, Director of Infection Prevention and Control/Consultant Microbiologist, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the topic expert group which developed the quality standard.


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