Funded Places Now Available for Selected Job Roles in the Healthcare Sector, Use Code IPC3 to Register

Agenda

Our two-day conference agenda covers the pressing issues in infection prevention and control. The program includes discussions on healthcare-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as various strategies to prevent specific infectious diseases. A highlight will be the updates on IPC Education Framework, promising engaging insights and dynamic networking opportunities.

DAY 1 - TUESDAY 23RD APRIL 2024

07:45

Registration, Coffee and Networking

09:00

Chairs Introduction

Lindsay Keeley - Patient Safety & Quality Lead - The Association for Perioperative Practice AfPP

09:15

Reducing Healthcare Acquired Infection – The National Picture, Progress and Threats

Professor Matt Inada-Kim - National Clinical Director for Infection management, Antimicrobial Resistance and Deterioration. Consultant in Acute Medicine at Hampshire Hospitals, National Clinical Lead for COVID

09:35

Antimicrobial Resistance – How serious is the situation and what are we doing?

Professor Mark Wilcox - National Clinical Director for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control. NHS England

09:55

Under Delivery of Antibiotics – A Hidden Contributor to the Global AMR Crisis

This session is intended to raise awareness of the issue of under deliver of antibiotics and how this occurs. I will provide insights regarding the impact of under delivery on the patient, the environment and on antimicrobial resistance. I will share information regarding the national picture relating to under delivery throughout Great Britain and lastly, what the guidance advises to resolve this issue of under delivery to ensure that the patient receives the full prescribed dose.

 

Ruth Dando - Head of Nursing Theatres, Critical Care and Anaesthetics - Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

10:15

Excellence in Infection Prevention and Control

10:35

Questions and Answers

10:45

Morning Coffee and Networking

11:15

Workshop 1: IPC Innovation & Insight

11:15

Workshop 2: Preventing Healthcare Acquired Blood Infections

11:15

Workshop 3: Under delivery of antibiotics – A hidden contributor to the global AMR crisis

This workshop will build on information provided in the opening session regarding how the issue of under delivery of antibiotic occurs. This workshop will focus on sharing insights from a London teaching trust regarding how administering the correct dose:

  • Supports patient outcomes
  • Timely IV oral switch, delivering sustainability benefits
  • Supports the fight against AMR

Ruth Dando - Head of Nursing Theatres, Critical Care and Anaesthetics - Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

Claire Davies - Clinical Therapy Manager - B. Braun Medical Ltd

Phil Hazeldine - Clinical Therapy Manager - B. Braun Medical Ltd

11:55

Transition

12:05

Workshop 4: IPC Innovation & Insight

11:15

Workshop 5: Surgical site infections and the use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate: what we know and how we move ahead

Addressing hospital infections; surgical site infections; the impact on healthcare and patients; protocols; lack of communication and surveillance; training: What needs to be done/changed.
The session will enable delegates to learn more about the use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate as one type of Antiseptics that can be used as part of a bundle to reduce the possibility of surgical site infections. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn more about new product Hibiwash.

 

Lillian Chiwera - SSI Surveillance and Prevention Consultant

Caterina Galani - Global Product Manager Antiseptics - Molnlycke

11:15

Workshop 6: Steps to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

12:45

Afternoon Lunch and Networking

14:00

Workshop 7: IPC in an Ambulance setting

Deborah Bullock - Chair Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

11:15

Workshop 8: Blood Borne Virus – Protecting Staff and Patients

Vanessa McGregor - Consultant, Communicable Disease Control, East Midlands Health Protection Team, CIMS Programme Professional Lead, UKHSA.

11:15

Workshop 9: Reducing Urinary Tract Infections

Sally Palmer - Nurse Consultant IPC, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14:30

Transition

14:40

Workshop 10: Implementation of the IPC Education Framework within Mental Health settings.

Charlotte Crow - IPC Lead Nurse, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

11:15

Workshop 11: C-Diff – Patient Engagement

Dr Jane Freeman - Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds

11:15

Workshop 12: Pushing for tangible surgical patient safety actions: What’s in it for me from the new global Surgical Site Infection Prevention Initiatives Group?

The presentation is aimed at introducing a novel global surgical site infection prevention (SSIP) patient safety initiative and cases studies. The SSIP group’s mission is to be a global leader in surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance and prevention including promoting credible SSI surveillance as a conduit for correct implementation of evidence-based SSI prevention recommendations in all settings.

 

Lillian Chiwera - SSI Surveillance and Prevention Consultant

15:10

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

15:40

The Importance of Preventing Healthcare Acquired Pneumonia – The NHS 10 year plan

Dr Daniel Wootton - NIHR Advanced Fellow, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology

16:00

Monitoring and Introducing New Care Bundles into an Acute Hospital to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections – Lessons Learned

Lenora Leonard - Head of Infection Prevention Control, Beacon Hospital, Ireland

16:20

National Point Prevalence Survey on Healthcare-Associated Infections, Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship in England, 2023​

Dr Berit Muller-Pebody - Lead Epidemiologist, AMR, prescribing, sepsis and fungal surveillance - UK Health Security Agency

16:40

Questions and Answers

17:00

Close of Day 1

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL 2024

07:45

Registration, Coffee and Networking

09:00

Chairs Introduction

Lindsay Keeley - Patient Safety & Quality Lead - The Association for Perioperative Practice AfPP

09:15

The IPC Education Framework – A Progress Update.

Professor Matthew Cripps - Former Director of Behaviour Change - NHS England

09:35

How UKHSA supports vaccine development & evaluation and what’s on the horizon?

UKHSA VDEC has been established as a focal point to work with academic, NGO & industry partners to accelarate vaccine and therapeutic countermeasures for high consequence infectious diseases and pathogens of pandemic potential…what goes on behind the wire at Porton Down

 

Phil Luton - Business & Commercial Lead - UKHSA Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC)

09:55

Sepsis – The Behrens Report

Ron Daniels - Chief Executive, Sepsis Trust UK

10:15

IPC Innovation

10:35

Questions and Answers

10:45

Morning Coffee and Networking

11:15

Workshop 1: Eliminating MRSA

11:15

Workshop 2: C-Diff Prevention

11:15

Workshop 3: Lowering Urinary Tract Infections

11:55

Transition

12:05

Workshop 4: Rapid Identification of Rare Biological Infections

11:15

Workshop 5: Instilling an Infection Control Culture

11:15

Workshop 6: Candida Auris Identification and threat

12:45

Afternoon Lunch and Networking

14:00

Workshop 7: Enhancing Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and patient safety through the blood culture pathway

Dr Peter Gayo Munthali - Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead UHCW NHS Trust University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

11:15

Workshop 8: Vascular Access & Sustainability Programme

Valya Weston - National IPC Improvement Lead, National Infection Prevention and Control Team, NHS England

11:15

Workshop 9: Ambulance Cleaning Standards

Deborah Bullock - Chair Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

14:40

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

15:10

Point Prevalence Survey on Healthcare Associated Infections, Antimicrobial Use in Ashford and Saint Peters Hospital, 2023

Dr Rakshya Upreti - Trust Grade Doctor - Ashford and St Peter's Hospital

Mohan Raaj - Trust Grade Doctor - Ashford and St Peter's Hospital

15:35

Why does mental health matter in the world of Infection Prevention & Control?

Exploring why it is important to consider mental health when applying the standard IP&C principles for in-patient care and what small changes individuals can apply to make a different for patient experience

 

Lucy Jeeves - Senior Infection Prevention & Control Specialist Nurse - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT

16:00

We need to talk about gloves

We need to talk about gloves…gloves are a vital part of personal protective equipment. But too often, they are used too frequently and for too long. And we have come to rely on gloves as a ‘second skin’, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overuse of gloves has several important consequences, including the increased risk of transmission, environmental impacts, increased cost, and a reduction in skin health for staff. This presentation will provide an overview on when we should use gloves (and when we shouldn’t!), how we should select the most appropriate glove to use for the risks associated with the task at hand, a consideration of the origin and supply chain for our gloves, and a practical example of a campaign to reduce glove usage.

 

Dr Jon Otter - Director of Infection Prevention and Control - Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

16:25

Questions and Answers

16:40

Close of Conference