Professor Jacqui Reilly

Jacqui is the Director of Nursing at National Services Scotland (NHS NSS) and has executive leadership responsibility for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and Quality. She has contributed to national policy on safe staffing legislation, public health, excellence in care and NMC standards. She has a joint appointment at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she is a Professor of Infection Prevention and is the research group lead for the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group.

With a background in epidemiology, public health and clinical leadership in the NHS in Scotland, Jacqui has working in a variety of settings, nationally and locally, inclusive of acute care and public health. She was the Lead Consultant for HAI, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in the national public health organisation, Health Protection Scotland, for over 10 years. Having authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, she has contributed extensively to national and international guidelines, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) core components for IPC.
During the COVID-19 response, she has chaired the CNO Scotland COVID-19 Nosocomial review group and the UK CMO AGP independent panel. She is also a member of the CMO Advisory group and Scottish Government groups on care homes and public health threats, as well as the UK SAGE sub-group on hospital-onset COVID-19.

Jacqui was past elected chair of the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) HAI network coordinating committee and has contributed to the UK and international policy on AMR and IPC. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) and the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB).

Professor Jacqui Reilly
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