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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Appendix 13 - NHSScotland Alert organism/Condition list

Tables 1 to 5 outline a nationally agreed minimum list of alert organisms/conditions.  The purpose of this list is to alert NHS Board IPCT and HPT (if outwith the healthcare environment) of the occurrence of these organisms/conditions, which may require further investigation. 

The list is not exhaustive and specialist units, for example those managing patients with Cystic Fibrosis, will also be guided by local policy regarding other alert organisms not included within these lists.

In addition, Table 6 outlines resistant bacteria, the identification of which should act as an alert to Microbiology Team, IPCTs and Antimicrobial Management Teams (AMT).


Version 2.0, 4 August 2022