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Our Committees are formed of volunteers who are healthcare professionals. They are formed largely of consultant microbiologists and virologists, trainees enrolled on a specialty training programme, infection control nurses, staff from Public Health England and healthcare scientists.
The role of the Scientific Development Committee is to promote the development of the science of infection prevention and control and to foster the translation of scientific developments into clinical practice. Included in their activity are coordination of HIS working parties, determining the research policy and close liaison with the Journal of Hospital Infection editorial board.
The Grants Committee, a sub-committee of the Scientific Development committee is chaired by Emma Boldock and oversees the applications and awards of HIS Grants.
The Education Committee is responsible for the design, planning and delivery of educational initiatives in keeping with the strategic aims of the society, including planning the scientific content of Spring Meetings, delivery of events targeted at trainees and other meetings.
|David Enoch||Deputy Chair|
The HIS Trainee Committee is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society and is responsible for overseeing Trainee Membership recruitment, and establishing regular communication and engagement with Trainee members throughout the country.
The DIPC Development Network Steering Group was formed in 2017 to direct and oversee the formation of the DIPC development network and programme of events which are specifically tailored to support those who are (or aspire to be) employed in the DIPC role. Our DIPC Development Programme is a three-year rolling programme of two events annually which now in its second year.