The HIS committee structure changed in November 2019. 

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. 

Committees

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and is responsible for the design, planning and delivery of events and educational initiatives in keeping with the strategic aims of the society.

Their role is to preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a producer of expert-led, and expert-delivered relevant events and educational initiatives and resources.  The activities and initiatives supported by the PDC relate to healthcare-associated infections that will promote the application of best clinical practice, promote patient safety and educate the public.

Members:

James Price Chair

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Luke Bedford  

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Eimear Brannigan  

Health Service Executive, Ireland

David Enoch  

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Rodric Francis Trainee representative

Nottingham University Hospitals

Mark Garvey Vice Chair

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Muhammad Abdulrahaman Halwani   AlBaha University, Saudi Arabia
David Harvey  

Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Emma Hoyle  

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jasmin Islam  

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust | Public Health England

Jincy Jerry  

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Chris Lynch  

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jayakeerthi Rangaiah  

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Elisabeth Ridgway  

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Surabhi Taori  

NHS Lothian

Joanna Walker Trainee representative

NHS Grampian

 

Trainee Committee

The HIS Trainee Committee (TC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), responsible for overseeing Trainee membership recruitment and retention, the promotion of HIS activities, and establishing regular communication and engagement with Trainee members throughout the UK and RoI, in keeping with the strategic aims of the society.

The TC represents trainee membership of the Society on all other standing committees of HIS.

Their role is to support, enhance and promote the work of HIS as an organisation that enhances and supports the professional development of all trainees enrolled on an infection specialty training programme.

If you wish to contact your local Regional Representative or are interested in joining the TC, please email membership@his.org.uk

Members:

Joanna Walker

Chair and Regional Representative; Scotland

Oliver Bannister

Regional Representative; London and South East

Melissa Chowdhury

Regional Representative; London and South East

Rodric Francis

Regional Representative; Midlands and East of England

Dominic Haigh

Regional Representative; North West

Callum Mutch

Regional Representative; Scotland

Stephen Poole

Regional Representative; South

Katie Prescott

Graham Ayliffe Fellow and Regional Representative; Midlands and East of England

Lucy Rivett

Regional Representative; Midlands and East of England

Sarah Walpole

Regional Representative; North East

Jennifer Walsh

Regional Representative; Ireland

Vacant

Regional Representative; Wales

Vacant

Regional Representative; Northern Ireland

 

Research Committee

The Research Committee (RC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)  whose purpose is to design, plan, deliver and monitor the research strategy, including the management of grants, awards and fellowships in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.

To preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a funder of high quality, robust and relevant research into healthcare-associated infections that will evidence best clinical practice and promote patient safety.

To advise members on all matters related to funding activities of HIS.

 

Members: 

 

 

 

Andrew Kirby 

Acting Co-Chair

Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Lesley Hoyles

Acting Co-Chair

University of Leeds

Dominic Haigh

 

Manchester University NHS FT

Elaine Baxter

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Elaine Cloutman-Green

 

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Ginny Moore

 

Public Health England

Julie Morrissey

 

University of Leicester

Kathryn Whitehead

 

Manchester Metropolitan University

Peter Wilson

 

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Sarah Walpole

 

Newcastle Hospitals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines Committee

The Guidelines Committee (GC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) whose purpose is to make recommendations to HIS Council regarding the preparation and updating of clinical guidelines and guidance produced in accordance to NICE methodology, and in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.

The Guidelines Committee is responsible for the overall monitoring and review of the working parties who produce guidelines and guidance.

Their role is to preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a producer of high quality, robust and relevant guidelines and guidance relating to healthcare-associated infections that will evidence and drive best clinical practice and promote patient safety.

Members:

Peter Wilson  Chair University College London Hospitals NHS FT

David Enoch 

Deputy Chair Clinical Microbiology & Public Health Laboratory, Public Health England, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Alaric Colville  

 

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT

Aye Thar Aye  

 

Newcastle Hospitals NHS FT

Bin Gao   

 

Tianjin 4th Centre Hospital, China

Carole Fry  

 

Public Health England

Caroline Mitchell  

 

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

John Coia  

 

Hospital South West Jutland, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Lilian Chiwera  

 

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT

Lucy Rivett                  

Trainee member

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals

Melissa Chowdhury       

Trainee member

Royal Free Hospital

Peter Hoffman  

 

Public Health England

Surabhi Taori  

 

NHS Lothian

 

Executive Editorial Board

The purpose of the Executive Editorial Board (EEB) is to discuss, progress and develop the operational and strategic plans surrounding the development and publication of The Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP), and to ensure that these complement the aims and objectives of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS).

Members:

Jim Gray Chair Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Gemma Winzor   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Nikunj Mahida   Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Martyn Wilkinson   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Pauline Jumaa   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Elisabeth Ridgway   Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Christopher Settle   South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Katie Prescott  Graham Ayliffe Training Fellow Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 

The EEB is joined by representatives from our publisher, Elsevier, for all Board meetings.