Healthcare Associated Infections (priority setting in association with the JLA)

Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) are normally defined as infections that affect patients in a hospital or other healthcare facility, which are not present or incubating at the time of admission. They also include infections acquired by patients in the hospital or facility that appear after discharge, and occupational infections among healthcare professionals.

Established in early 2015, the PSP set out to identify the gaps in research evidence around prevention, identification and treatment options for HCAI.

The Healthcare Associated Infections PSP Top 10 was published in August 2019.

Key documents

Healthcare Associated Infections PSP Protocol