Outbreaks and the DIPC: managing the fallout

Our DIPC network and development programme offers RCPath CPD accredited one-day events that provide information, guidance and training around HCAIs and a chance to network with key IPC professionals. We welcome current or aspiring DIPCs and Deputy DIPCs, or those in a similar role irrespective of professional background. 


09:55 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction  
10:00 - 10:30 Regulatory perspective and expectations for management of outbreaks

Kirsty Morgan

10:30 - 11:00 Do current CDI definitions give false reassurance, and do we need to change them? Mairéad Skally
11:00 - 11:15 Break  
11:15 - 12:15

Panel discussion: Effective communication in a crisis

Emma Hoyle, Leila Hail and Katie Jeffery

12:15- 12:45 How do we tell patients about outbreaks and infection control breaches in healthcare settings?

Teresa Inkster

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch   
13:30 - 14:00 How do we protect healthcare workers who identify failures in patient care?

Bethany Carter, National Lead Guardian Support and Policy, National Guardian’s Office

14:00 - 14:30 How do we look after staff during outbreaks? Anne de Bono, Consultant in Occupational Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
14:30 - 15:00 Outbreaks in long-term care: What did we learn from covid? Laura Shallcross, Professor of Public Health & Director, UCL Institute of Health Informatics
15:00 - 15:15 Break  
15:15 - 15:55 Overview of data collection and analysis for outbreaks

James Elston and Nastassya Chandra

15:55 Closing comments