Wash-hands Campaign

Contact information:  

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement; UK



Originally developed by: A group of local organisations based in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Country of origin: England
Year of development: Unknown
Last updated: Regularly updated
Next update: Ongoing
Available in the following languages: English
Reason for not fulfilling the requirements: Registration necessary

Type of tool: tool for promotion of a safety culture

Short description

This is the website for a campaign aimed at raising awareness amongst the general public about the necessity to wash hands routinely, including how to do so thoroughly, and why it is necessary. There are a number of resources available, including posters and information packs.

Target audience

All stakeholders like staff, patients and carers; the general public, schools and public environments.

Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)


Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice

The website states that
“In recent years we’ve brought infection rates down to a very low level. Now, we want to get even better, and there’s one simple way everyone can help.”