Scotland's National Hand Hygiene Campaign was developed in
conjunction with the
Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Task Force within the
Scottish Government Health Directorate.
The aims of the 2010/11 phase of the campaign were:
- To support NHS Boards as they work to achieve a zero tolerance
to non-compliance with hand hygiene from January 2009 onwards
through provision of expertise, awareness raising and relevant,
- To provide the Scottish Government Healthcare Directorate with
bi-monthly hand hygiene audit reports
In addition to this a public media campaign was launched in
January 2009, a professional campaign for staff within NHS Scotland
launched in March 2009 and a dedicated NHSScotland community
campaign implemented in February 2010.
In a wider international context, the National Hand Hygiene
Campaign liaised with the World Health Organization's first Global
Patient Safety Challenge (Clean Care is Safer Care).
Their permission for allowing our materials to be based on their '5
moments for hand hygiene' is gratefully acknowledged.
Improving Hand Hygiene - the Challenges and Successes in
We have recently published our bi-annual campaign update. This
update was distributed to a wide range of stakeholders across
Scotland and can also be viewed by downloading:
A short film has been produced by the Campaign Team that
showcases the successes and challenges in improving hand hygiene in
This film was produced to mark a hand hygiene global awareness
day organised by the World Health organisation as part of their
First Global Patient Safety Challenge.