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Draft revised Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare

Closed on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 05:00pm (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The Guidelines are being updated to reflect new national and international evidence and guidance on infection prevention that has been published since 2010. The draft Guidelines provide evidence based recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles, risk assessment and priority areas for action. The draft Guidelines are for use by all those working in healthcare (acute and non-acute) including healthcare workers, management and support staff. They should inform best practice, policy development and service delivery protocols.

Full details of the review process are available in the appendix of the draft Guidelines.

Scope of this public consultation

NHMRC is seeking feedback on the draft Guidelines including the translation of the evidence underpinning the recommendations (GRADE).

The evidence reviews commissioned by NHMRC for the update have been released for background information to assist stakeholders in preparing their submission. These reports are not subject to consultation.

Supporting Resources

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Consultation documents
Supporting information: 

Two platforms are available for accessing the Draft Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare:

  1. NHMRC’s Guidelines Page
  2. MAGICapp (third party website)

Please note: Please allow some loading time in the first instance as the data is linked to a third party server.

Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 5:00pm
Please note that for some NHMRC consultations no extensions will be given. Where extensions are available you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
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Page reviewed: 13 April, 2018