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Time to act on surgical site infections

Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a considerable challenge for healthcare systems across the world and have a substantial impact on patients and healthcare professionals.

It is now time to act. Collectively we need to reduce the variation in practice across the UK, embed evidence-based examples of best practice, and work collaboratively with the NHS to help reduce the incidence of SSIs to improve patient outcomes.

A new report, Time to Act: A State of the Nation report on Surgical Site Infections in the UK, will review the available evidence, examples of best practice and reflections from the front line, to make recommendations to each of these groups in order to drive significant improvement in reducing SSI rates in the UK.

On the hub we have a number of resources on surgical site infections...

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