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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Appendix 13 - NHSScotland Minimum 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 support NHS Board IPCT to establish and maintain local surveillance/reporting systems including development of triggers for clinical areas. 

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 3.0, 27 March 2024