Aims of the Association
The Association aims to ensure the optimum delivery of healthcare to patients diagnosed with infection, and to represent the interests of its members.
• To provide expert opinions and represent the views of specialists in infection to anybody seeking advice relevant to infection or infection professionals. Groups who might be expected to consult The British Infection Association include, but are not limited to, the Department of Health and similar bodies in the devolved governments, the Royal Colleges, NICE, statutory medical bodies, House of Lords select committees and other professional bodies, including the professional media. Provision of advice to the general public on personal or individual medical conditions is outside the remit of the Association.
• To set and review standards in infection practice including the development of guidelines, working in collaboration where appropriate.
• To support members of the Association in the performance of their professional duties
• To develop and provide education and training in infection for all and in particular to support training grades.
• To foster excellence in all aspects of infection-related research.
• To support all aspects of communication between different branches of infection medicine and to work towards the development of an integrated voice for infection specialists.
• To provide a public face for infection and represent infection opinions to the general public and to patients.