Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control (2011) NICE guideline PH36
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Department of Health (2013) Health Building Note 00-09: Infection control in the built environment
Health Protection Agency (2012) Healthcare-associated infection: operational guidance and standards for health protection units