Date lodged: 7 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what new guidance has been provided to NHS Lothian on infection control, and whether this includes building design and healthcare associated infections processes.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 March 2019
Current national guidance remains extant across NHS Scotland. This is set out in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual which can be accessed via: http://www.nipcm.scot.nhs.uk/ .
Any new or updated infection prevention and control guidance is rightly provided to boards by Health Protection Scotland (HPS). The guidance is regularly updated by HPS and health boards then use this to develop their local policies and processes as appropriate.