The continued challenge of Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance

Today, a report by Health Protection Scotland (HPS), shows there is still much work to be done in the fight against Healthcare Associaed Infections (HAI). Although some infection rates are decreasing (for example, surgical site infections (SSI) after caesarean section) others such as those in Intensive Care Units, Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections…

Exciting new partnership working

The SHIP team at GCU are hugely excited to be part of SHAIPI (The Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute). This is a new consortium which included Glasgow Caledonian, Glasgow, Strathclyde, St Andrews and Dundee Universities in partnership with clinicians and NHS Stakeholders. It has been awarded a £4,249,749 grant from the Chief Scientist’s Office/Scottish…

Safe Hands

Well, Tuesday was the World Health Organisations’s global day for action on hand hygiene in health care and we got very involved here at Glasgow Caledonian University. We had a display in the main foyer of the health building on campus to showcase the research we have carried out in this field and to teach…

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