Congratulations Professor Reilly

Well done to Professor Jacqui Reilly who was presented with her Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) at an awards event in Newcastle last week. Prof Reilly was elected a Fellow through distinction, a level of membership only offered to those who are recognised as distinguished through their significant contribution to public health.…

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…

Daffodils and dirty hands

On the 22nd November last year, Friends of Elder Park, members of staff from the SHIP research group, children involved in the world record, and lots of volunteers planted daffodil bulbs and wild flowers (kindly provided by Glasgow City Council Parks department) in Elder Park as part of a project for Glasgow’s Green Year 2015.…

Hand hygiene world record

You’ve got to hand it to Glasgow! GCU student nurses as part of Glasgow City of Science smashes Guinness hand hygiene world record Glasgow City of Science, with a helping hand from its partners and schoolchildren from across the city, is a world record breaker! The organisation has set a new Guinness World Record for the…

Welcome to the SHIP logbook!

Welcome to our new blog. The Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group is led by Professor Jacqui Reilly who has established a strong relationship between Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) laboratory-based research and its application to infection prevention in the National Health Service (NHS). As a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including nurses, microbiologists and…

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