Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Scotland, part of National Services Scotland, works closely with Public Health Scotland to deliver the COVID-19 response.
A system for monitoring COVID-19 is critical to tracking hospital transmission and will inform infection prevention and control measures. The published data can be used to improve care of patients. This protocol outlines the processes in place to extract, validate and analyse COVID-19 cases by hospital onset COVID-19 status in Scotland. This protocol was updated in November 2022.