Dr Jacqui Prieto
PhD, RN, BSc (Hons), BSc, PCAP
Associate Clinical Professor, Infection Prevention
Dr Jacqui Prieto has a joint appointment as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Her academic and clinical work focuses on implementing evidence-informed infection prevention practice to reduce avoidable healthcare-associated infections. She has a particular interest in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Jacqui is an alumna of the NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leaders Programme (2019-22) and continues to provide leadership to strengthen the nursing and midwifery contribution to research in NHS organisations.
Loveday HP, Wilson JA, Pratt RJ, Golsorkhi M, Tingle A, Bak A, Browne J, Prieto J, Wilcox M. epic 3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2014; 86S1:S1-S70.
‘StOP UTI’ - Strategies for Older People living in care homes to prevent Urinary Tract Infection: a realist synthesis of the evidence (NIHR HTA Programme, Chief Investigator, £239k, Sept 2020 – Feb 2022)
Development and clinical trial of a mixed (multi/single-use) catheter management package for users of intermittent catheters (NIHR Programme Grant, Co-investigator, £2M, 2011)
NHS outcomes have included:
Hospital-wide decrease in the inappropriate use of urinary catheters.
Introduction of the hospital-wide use of portable bladder ultrasound scanners, yielding substantial benefits for patients and cost savings in excess of £130k per annum, as evaluated by a comprehensive economic assessment.