News & Updates

Surveillance in Private Hospitals
15 Oct 2018

VICNISS are conducting information sessions to facilitate the commencement of healthcare associated infection surveillance in private hospitals. Choose from two dates, Wednesday 5th or Monday 10th December. Read more...


Update to CPE Transmission Risk -TRA list
9 Oct 2018

The CPE TRA list has recently been updated - 27th September 2018 Read more...


2018 Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar
2 Oct 2018

On March 27th, about 480 persons attended the state-wide Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This important seminar was organised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, representing the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Read more...


National Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Forum 2018
2 Oct 2018

Registrations are now open for the National Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Forum 2018 to be held on November 1st and 2nd. Read more...


Reporting of New and Emerging Pathogens of Significance to VICNISS
2 Oct 2018

In the light of recent events we would like to encourage reporting of new and emerging pathogens of significance to VICNISS. This will allow a rapid assessment of recommendations for state wide surveillance strategies if these are deemed necessary. Read more...


Aged Care Surveillance Update
2 Oct 2018

VICNISS, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Prescribing (NCAS) and the Guidance Group continue to collaborate in the development and evaluation of the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS). acNAPS is a quality improvement survey that aims to reduce infections, improve the use of antimicrobials and thereby reduce the SERIOUS threat of antimicrobial resistance. Funding is provided by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. In 2018, it can be undertaken on any single day between Friday 1st June and Friday 31st August. Read more...


2018-2019 Surveillance Plan Submission
2 Oct 2018

The VICNISS 2018-2019 Surveillance Plans are now overdue. If you haven't already done so, please submit your plan ASAP. Plans are to be submitted by web form via the Manage Annual Surveillance Plan site on the VICNISS User Portal. NOTE: A recording of the Webinar ‘How to submit annual Surveillance Plan’ is available as a refresher. Read more...