Useful Links

Useful Links 2017-09-27T22:48:43+00:00

Infect

This EU project aims at applying a systems medicine approach to elucidate the complex host and pathogen signatures that dictate bacterial tissue infection.

Website: http://www.fp7infect.eu

Public Health England

Public Health England’s mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and the voluntary and community sector. PHE is an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health.

Website: http://www.gov.uk/phe

The Hospital Infection Society

The HIS exists to foster the advancement of knowledge and education of all those who have an interest in the important field of hospital infection.

Their members are creating and disseminating a body of scientific knowledge about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare associated infections.

Website: http://www.his.org.uk

National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation

The NNFF are an organisation based in the USA that aim to educate for public awareness regarding recognition of symptoms and preventative measures, to advocate research and offer resources and support for those affected by necrotising fasciitis.

Website: http://www.nnff.org

Group B Strep Support

A UK based support group aiming to prevent group B strep (GBS) infection in newborn babies.

Website: http://www.gbss.org.uk

ICUsteps

ICUsteps is a charity set up by former intensive care patients and their family members. It aims to promote better support and rehabilitation after a critical illness.

Website: http://www.icusteps.org

British Infection Association (BIA)

The British Infection Society formally merged with the Association of Medical Microbiologists to form a new society of over 1400 members. The society exists to promote the science and practice of medicine in relation to infection, and provides support for all infection specialists whether in the field of clinical practice, laboratory medicine, public health, research or education. It is also keen to support trainees in the infection specialties, and furthering research in infection.

Website: https://www.britishinfection.org/

Isabel Healthcare

Isabel Healthcare’s mission is to improve the speed and appropriateness of patient care across the world by providing clinicians with practical diagnosis decision support solutions.

Isabel is designed to help clinicians in all settings facing diagnostic uncertainty. It is a dynamic diagnosis checklist system that, for any combination of signs and symptoms, will instantly present back a list of likely diagnoses to consider.

Website: http://www.isabelhealthcare.com

Patient UK

Patient UK was first launched in 1997 by PiP (Patient Information Publications). It started as a directory of UK websites which provided information of health, disease and related issues.

Website: http://www.patient.co.uk

The Infection Prevention Association

The Infection Prevention Society exists to promote the advancement of education in infection prevention and control for the benefit of the community as a whole, in particular by the provision of training courses, accreditation schemes, education materials, meetings and conferences.

Website: http://www.ips.uk.net/

Contact a Family

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Contact a Family’s vision is that all families with disabled children are empowered to live the lives they choose to live, and achieve their full potential, for themselves, for the communities they live in and for society.

Website: http://www.cafamily.org.uk

Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service

The Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service (TSSIS) provides both members of the public and medical professionals with factual and balanced information on TSS.

Website: http://www.tssis.com

The UK Sepsis Trust

The Lee Spark Foundation is proud to be working with the The UK Sepsis Trust. This Trust (registered charity no. 1146234) aims to save an additional 12,500 lives every year in the UK from sepsis, a condition which arises when the body’s response to an infection, including NF, damages its own tissues and organs. Frighteningly common, this little-known killer can strike anyone irrespective of their age or health. The Trust is campaigning to ensure that the things which make the biggest difference – antibiotics, fluids and control of infection source – are done every time.

Website: http://sepsistrust.org

NHS Direct

NHS Direct are a national healthline providing expert health advice, information and reassurance through their telephone service and website.

Website: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Electronic Quality Information for Patients

Electronic Quality Information for the Public is an NHS gateway to quality health and social care information for the West Midlands public.

Website: http://www.equip.nhs.uk