Thursday 13th July 2023, 10:00 – 15:00
Gama Healthcare, The Maylands Building, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7TG

Infection Prevention and Control Forum

The revitalisation of the IHPN Infection Prevention & Control Forums has been met and embraced by IHPN members who attended in high numbers to the first online IPC Forum in November of last year.

Keynote speakers included the Florence Nightingale Foundation and NHS England who provided valuable insight into their IPC Leadership and Workforce programme. As good as webinars, zoom and Microsoft teams have been throughout the pandemic and beyond, as the uncertainty of the pandemic slowly starts to settle, the opportunity for IPC clinicians to get together face to face to collaborate and share best practice is welcomed by all.

What’s on the day?

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers confirmed. Dr Ron Daniels is the Founder and CEO of the Sepsis Trust. One of the country’s foremost experts, he will be sharing his knowledge of sepsis with us, and will talk more about the Infection Management Coalition.

Sue Millward, NHSE’s Clinical Lead (IPC Education) will be joining us too. Sue is an infection prevention nurse with over 30 years’ experience. Team and Emma Brookes, NHSE’s Head of Soft FM Strategy & Operations will also be providing insights.

Professor Rob Townsend, a Consultant Microbiologist, will be dialling in on the day to increase our awareness and knowledge of theatres and ventilation which as we all know now is a hot topic in the IPC world.

We’ll also be hearing from Gama Healthcare’s, Clinical & Scientific Director, Dr Philip Norville, who will be talking about emerging pathogens.

There will also be opportunity for IHPN members to collaborate and share best practice over a networking lunch. There will also be a number of stands on offer demonstrating topics such as SSI, IQ online training system, surface cleaning products and air ventilation and capital equipment. The last session of the day will be breakout rooms with opportunity to discuss workforce challenges and share best practice.

How to attend?

This Forum is a member only event open to National/Organisation IPC Leads and Hospital IPC Leads or Link nurses. To sign up to the IPC Forum please contact our team using the button below with your name, the names of colleagues who will be attending, and any dietary requirements by Friday 30th June.

Travel Information

Parking facilities are available on site. Please ensure you park in spaces allocated to Gama. Information on how to identify parking will be provided in Gama’s Visitor guide.

A shuttle service from Hemel Hempstead station is available to and from The Maylands Building. See left for details of the shuttle times and pick-up locations.

Accommodation Information

Below is a shortlist of local hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Breakspear Way Hemel Hempstead HP2 4UA
  • Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead Central, Moor End Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT
  • Travelodge Hemel Gateway, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4SQ
  • Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn, St Albans AL3 7AF
  • Holiday Inn Express Hemel Hempstead, Stationers Place, Apsley, HP3 9RH
  • Premier Inn Kings Langley, 37 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley WD4 8BR
  • Shendish Manor, London Road, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0AA
0930-1000Coffee and Networking
1000-1005Welcome and IntroductionsLinda Jones
IHPN, Head of Patient Safety & Quality Governance
1005-1030SepsisDr Ron Daniels
Sepsis Trust, Chief Executive
1030-1100NHSE UpdateSue Millward
NHSE, Clinical Lead (IPC Education) National Infection
Prevention and Control Team
1100-1130National Standards of Healthcare
Emma Brookes
NHSE, Head of Soft FM Strategy & Operations
1130-1135Coffee Break
1135-1200Theatres & Ventilation UpdateProfessor Rob Townsend (Dial-in)
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Consultant Medical Microbiologist
1200-1245Emerging Pathogens in Infection Prevention
& Control
Dr Philip Norville
Gama Healthcare, Clinical & Scientific Director
1245-1300National Updates:
NHSE workstreams
Carrie Godfrey – National Clinical Infection Prevention &
Control Specialist, Spire Healthcare
1300-1400Lunch & Networking
1400-1450Breakout RoomsInfection, Prevention and Control Workforce
1450-1500AOB & Close