News & Updates

Ageing and Skin Health Workshop
6 Jun 2018

Save the date - 25th September 2018 at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Ageing and Skin Health Workshop. This workshop is targeted at public and private aged care workers. Read more...


2018-2019 Surveillance Plan Submission
31 May 2018

The VICNISS 2018-2019 Surveillance Plans are due by 30th June 2018. These 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...


2018 Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar
6 Apr 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...


acNAPS Annual Reports
1 Nov 2017

acNAPS annual reports are now available, see Publications / Annual Reports Read more...


Update to CPE Transmission Risk (TRA) list
11 Sep 2017

The CPE TRA list has recently been updated - 17th May 218 Read more...


Aged Care Surveillance Update
22 Aug 2017

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...