Managing services and infrastructure – getting the basics right


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments



10:00 – 10:25


10:25 - 10:50

Sterile services and decontamination

Surgical instruments – what to do when things go wrong…

It’s all in the planning: how to close sterile services without anybody noticing



Sharon Fox, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Alison Gee and Fiona Roche, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 


10:50 – 11:20 

Domestic services

In-house vs externally contracted services – how to ensure quality and when to reconfigure the service

Dr Stuart Windsor, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

11:20 – 11:35 Coffee and tea



11:35 – 12:00


12:00 - 12:25

Water quality

What does the DIPC want from the water safety committee?

What happens when a trust fails to deliver safe water?



Dr Michael WeinbrenSherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust

Tim Wafer, The Water Solutions Group


12:25 - 13:10




13:10 - 13:40

13:40 - 14:10


Procedures, ventilation and risk: what can you get away with?

How important is ventilation in ward isolation?


Peter Hoffman, Public Health England

Karren StaniforthNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 


14:10 - 14:35


14:35 - 15:00


Building design and management

The DIPC and the new build 

After you move in - facilities management and the DIPC


Dr Elizabeth Darley, North Bristol NHS Trust


Dr Mark GarveyUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and tea

15:20 - 16:00

Hot TopicUpdated CJD guidance

Dr Katy Sinka, Public Health England

16:00 - 17:00



Social: refreshments and networking