Draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services

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HIQA has launched a public consultation on the Draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services. This consultation aims to gather the views of people who use health and social care services in the community and staff and others working in these services. This feedback will be considered and will inform the development of the final National Standards.

The public consultation will run until 5pm 14 March 2018. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to accept late submissions.

What is the public consultation about?

The Health Information and Standards Directorate in HIQA has developed

Draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services. The draft standards, which are based on national and international evidence, were developed with informed and interested parties.

They have been developed to prevent and control the spread of healthcare-associated infections in community services. We would like to hear your views on the draft standards, which are available for public consultation for a six-week period. We encourage all interested parties to provide feedback and become involved in the standards development process by submitting their views to us during this consultation.

How will we use your comments?

Your comments

will be considered and will inform the development of the final National infection prevention and control standards for community services.

How to give feedback

There are several ways to tell us what you think:

  • You can complete the online questionnaire at the link at the bottom of the page.
  • Your comments can be submitted by downloading and completing the consultation feedback form and then emailing your completed form to us at: standards@hiqa.ie.
  • Alternatively, you can post the completed form to us at: Health Information and Quality Authority, Draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services, Dublin Regional Office, George’s Court, George’s Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 E98
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  • Feedback form PDF

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