HPSC Publications

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COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Settings and Non-Clinical Settings

Annual Epidemiological Reports


Epi-Insight: Disease surveillance report of HPSC, Ireland - published monthly

Information Leaflets for the General Public

Information and guidance for GPs and Primary Care



Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Injuries (EMI) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Contacts of Invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) infection in Ireland


COVID-19 Guidance


Protocol for reporting and management of cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) and other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) or of a person at increased risk of a TSE


Drug-related bloodborne viruses in Ireland, 2018

National guidelines for the prevention of nosocomial aspergillosis


National Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Gonorrhoea and for Minimising the Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Hepatitis C Screening: National Clinical Guideline

Action plan: Response to the national increase in HIV and STIs in MSM


Guidance on Management of Outbreaks of Sexually Transmitted Infections


Infectious Disease Assessment for Migrants

Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities

Rabies Prevention and Control Guidance

National Hepatitis C Database – 2015 Report

Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settings (2015) Update of 2005 guidelines


National Clinical Guidelines on the Surveillance, Diagnosis and Management of C. difficile infection in Ireland

Updated Guidelines on Screening for Carriage of Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Ireland

Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) excluding MRSA in the healthcare setting 


Management of Infectious Disease in Schools (2013)


The Management of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers in Ireland (2012)

National Hepatitis C Database – 2012 Report

EMI - Guidelines for the emergency management of injuries (2012)

Management of Infectious Disease in Childcare Facilities and Other Childcare Settings (2012)

Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009)

Investigation of an increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents in 2009 and 2010: Final Report of National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee

Case Definitions for Notifiable Diseases (2012)

Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease) (2012) 


Guidelines for the Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (2011)

Guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults in Ireland (2011)


National Hepatitis C Database Follow-up Report (2010)

Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Ireland, 2010 


Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland (2009)

National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland, 2009

Infection Prevention and Control Building Guidelines for Acute Hospitals in Ireland (2009)

National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products: Follow Up Report 2009 (2009)


Guidance on the Management of Outbreaks of Noroviral Infection in Tourist and Leisure Industry Settings (2007)

National Hepatitis C Database for infection acquired through blood and blood products (2007)


The Management of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Ireland (2006)


Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Irish Health Care Settings (2005) [updated in 2015]

Report of the HPSC Sub-Committee on Verotoxigenic E.coli (2005)

Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted infections (STIs) in Ireland: A Report by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the HPSC (2005)

The Control and Prevention of MRSA in Hospitals and in the Community (2005) 

The Need for Chlamydia Screening in Ireland (2005) 


Preventing Foodborne Disease: A Focus on the Infected Food Handler (2004)

Report of the Waterborne Cryptosporidiosis Subcommittee (2004)


Acute Gastroenteritis in Ireland, North and South. A Telephone Survey (2003)

National Guidelines On The Management Of Outbreaks Of Norovirus Infection In Healthcare Settings (2003)


Guidelines for Control of Measles in Ireland (2002)


Review of Notifiable Diseases and the Process of Notification (2001)

Last updated: 8 March 2024

Publication Date: Tuesday 19 Mar 2024