National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) is a practice guide for use in Scotland which when used can help reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection (HAI) and ensure the safety of those being cared for, as well as staff, and visitors.

The NIPCM aims to:

  • make it easy for care staff to apply effective infection prevention and control precautions
  • reduce variation and optimise infection prevention and control practices throughout Scotland
  • help reduce the risk of healthcare associated infection (HAI)
  • help align practice, monitoring, quality improvement and scrutiny