Get involved with research that aims to reduce healthcare associated infections!


Healthcare associated infections are infections that patients develop during the process of receiving healthcare. They are a recognised public health problem. The potential consequences of these types of infections for patients and their families include extended hospital stay, physical discomfort, emotional distress, long-term disability, loss of earnings, and death. The potential consequences for the NHS include financial cost and growing resistance to antibiotics.

ChaiN for SHAIPI stands for Community Network for SHAIPI. The aim of the Network is to adopt a collaborative approach to the work of SHAIPI by creating a partnership between members of the public (Community Advisors) and SHAIPI researchers.

Further information is available from: Dr Valerie Ness

Community advisors

Learning & Development meetings


Public information leaflets

Summaries of work