Review decision date: September 2014
This guideline should not be updated at this time. For further information, please refer to the Surveillance Review Decision
Next review date: December 2016
This guidance updates and replaces NICE guideline CG2 (published in June 2003).
It offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care. New and updated recommendations address areas in which clinical practice for preventing healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care has changed, where the risk of healthcare-associated infections is greatest, and where the evidence has changed.