Review decision date: September 2014

Review decision: 

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.

This guideline was previously called infection: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care.

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