Resources and Guidelines

We work in collaboration with experts and other societies to produce evidence-based guidelines following our NICE accredited methodology, and practical guidance following expert consensus.

HIS published guidelines and guidance


The following guidelines and guidance documents are in preparation by HIS working parties:

  • Prevention and control of infection in burns units (joint with British Burn Association)
  • Microbiological commissioning and monitoring of operating theatre suites
  • Infection prevention and control of Group A streptococcal infection in acute healthcare and maternity settings in the UK
  • Scoping consultation: water management for healthcare microbiologists
  • Prevention and control of Aspergillus
  • EPIC 4 (led by University of West London, joint with Infection Prevention Society)
  • Use of respiratory and facial protection equipment [paused]


 View our NICE accredited process for guideline development.