Scottish Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (SSHAIP)

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SSHAIP collaborate with other countries to share best practice and surveillance results.

Pan Celtic Collaboration

The Pan Celtic collaboration was a major UK initiative involving hospitals from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Helics (Hospitals in Europe link through Infection Control and surveillance)

The European initiative HELICS is part of a larger initiative entitled Improving Patient Safety in Europe (IPSE). It involves prospective surveillance of surgical site infections and ICU HAI surveillance. Scotland are participating in both of these surveillance initiatives.

By aggregating surveillance data from official surveillance networks in European countries, a European database has been established. This European database is not meant to establish an alert system, but to generate European reference figures and policy information.


The SSHAIP team also collaborates with the Public Health England in Colindale and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.