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About IPS

About The Infection Prevention Society (IPS)



About The Infection Prevention Society (IPS)


The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is an independent charity run exclusively by volunteer  IPS practitioners or former practitioners  with a 2,000 strong member network.

Our vision is to be a leading influence on Prevention Control practice at a local, national and international level . We strive to fulfil our vision by informing, promoting and sustaining expert infection prevention policy and practice where care is delivered at local, national, and international level.

IPS Vision

To be a leading influence on IPC practice at a local, national and international level by 2024.

IPS Mission

To inform, promote and sustain evidence-based infection prevention policy and practice to create a health and care system where no person's health and wellbeing is harmed by preventable infection.

IPS specifically promote skills in monitoring and improving quality indicators and the learning platform has been developed to assist this.

IPS members work across health and social care to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. As a patient or member of the public it’s important to make sure you are aware of information that is available to you, in for example your local hospital, on the role you can play in infection prevention and control.

Education is a key activity for the society which organises many events and infection prevention programmes of work are run by our members in hospitals, clinics and other areas aimed at professionals at all levels.

As well as running educational events we support our members to help build competence and practice effective care. We do this through:

  • research
  • sharing of knowledge
  • influencing national policies

Many of our members sit on national committees, are authors of national guidelines, write scientific papers, present at conferences and are involved in research programmes.

If you would like to know more about IPS see https://www.ips.uk.net/

If you would like to find out more about becoming an IPS member visit https://www.ips.uk.net/join-us