This consultation is now closed - further details will be released soon.

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is drafting the scope for our next guideline on the topic of water management for healthcare microbiologists.

This will be a NICE-accredited guideline incorporating evidence review and synthesis and the expertise and experience of relevant professionals and healthcare service users. We are seeking stakeholder views on the topic areas the guideline should cover.

If you are a microbiologist or a professional involved in estates, facilities or engineering with responsibility for a water safety group or safety plan, the surveillance of water or wastewater borne infections, or keep on top of water-related fittings and fixtures in a healthcare setting, we are interested in hearing from you.

We also want to hear from patients, their families or carers, or patient support organisations who have been impacted by issues around hospital water and wastewater.

Please submit your comments using the feedback form. Please be aware that we are not able to consider your comments if you do not complete and sign the Conflict of Interest declaration attached at the end of the form.

Please send your responses to by 5pm Tuesday 14 May 2024.  

Please find below the draft scope under consultation and the feedback form to download.

Additional information

Working Party members


Michael Weinbren (Chair) NHS England  
Elise Maynard (Vice-Chair) Elise Maynard Associates  
Annette Rankin NHS National Services Scotland  
Elaine Cloutman-Green Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust  
Gareth Hughes University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  
George McCracken Belfast Health and Social Care Trust  
Ginny Moore UK Health Security Agency  
Jalal Miah Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust  
Jimmy Walker Walker on Water  
Joanna Walker NHS Lanarkshire  
Karren Staniforth UK Health Security Agency  
Manoj Mistry (Lay member)    
Margaret Ogden (Lay member)    
Mark Garvey University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  
Martin Shouler Arup  
Mary Lucey (Trainee member) University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation  Trust  
Michael Ralph NHS National Services Scotland  
Paul McDermott PJM-HS Consulting Ltd  
Peter Hoffman    
Sandra Lai UK Health Security Agency  
Susanne Surman-Lee Leegionella Ltd