Information for NHS Staff
The National Hand Hygiene Campaign was launched in January 2007
with the main aim of improving hand hygiene practice and reducing
avoidable illness among the general public and NHS staff, patients
and visitors to prevent and control the spread of HAI within
As part of this campaign NHS boards undertook bi-monthly audits
of hand hygiene and these were used by HPS to produce bi-monthly
Hand Hygiene Monitoring reports. On 9th August 2013 the
Scottish Government HAI Policy unit informed Boards that the
collection, analysis and publication of these reports will cease
with the publication of the 27th Hand Hygiene Monitoring report on
25th September 2013.
Information on the Hand Hygiene Campaign have been archived:
From 1st October 2013 individual NHS Boards will be responsible
for monitoring and reporting of compliance data, with the latter
being reported in the local Healthcare Associated Infection
Reporting Templates (HAIRTs).
All NHS boards have to use the National Infection Prevention and
Control Manual which includes information on Hand Hygiene.