Paediatric Infection Prevention Improvement Network (PIPIN)

Welcome to the homepage of PIPIN kindly supported and hosted on the BPAIIG website.


If you are working in paediatrics and interested in infection prevention and control you’ve come to the right place. The group is in its early stages of establishment but we are keen to improve the care and services our children and young people receive and provide a voice for paediatric infection control. The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for discussion for issues around infection prevention in paediatrics in particular as well as providing networking and sharing opportunities for those individuals who are part of the group. Below you can find some information about the group and our aims. If you are interested in joining the group please email: helen.dunn@gosh.nhs.uk

The Paediatric Infection Prevention Improvement Network (PIPIN) was formed in 2019 and is a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals who work in infection prevention control and infectious diseases. The group met for the first time in May 2019 and established some aims and potential work streams.

The aims of the group are to:


  • Provide a voice for paediatric infection control and highlight its importance at national and international level.
  • Provide learning and networking opportunities for those working within paediatric infection prevention and infectious diseases.
  • Improve the care and reduce infections through collaborative improvement projects for children and young people (CYP) in healthcare

Potentials work streams identified in 2019 (to be reviewed in next meeting):


  • Reduction of central venous line infection
  • Reduction of non-sterile gloves within healthcare

As healthcare professionals working within paediatric environments we know some of the challenges faced around infection prevention may be different to other environments. Children and young people (CYP) often have family units who are involved in care and often resident as part of the stay, play is a crucial part of childhood development so access to safe play resources is crucial. We also know that the micro-organisms that may cause concern in paediatrics may vary from that of the adult population within healthcare; enteric and respiratory viruses are prevalent in the population so additional or different measures may be required to control them.

Next meeting:

The next meeting of PIPIN will take place virtually on the 21st May 2021. If you are interested in joining the meeting and the mailing list for PIPIN please email: helen.dunn@gosh.nhs.uk