Managing services and infrastructure: Getting the basics right

Our IPC leadership 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. 

09:45 - 09:50 Welcome and introduction  
  Session 1 Chair: Manjula Natarajan
09:50 - 10:30 Hot topic: Bringing IPC and AMS together: Can we make it work? Kieran Hand, AMR National Clinical Lead for Pharmacy & Prescribing, NHS England
10:30 - 11:00 In-house vs externally contracted services: How to ensure quality and when to reconfigure the service Neil Alexander, Senior Safety Investigator, Health Services Safety Investigations Body
11:00 - 11:15 Break  
  Session 2 Chair: Nabeela Mughal
11:15 - 11:45 What should the water safety group be doing to ensure patient safety whilst being cost effective? Michael Weinbren, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust
11:45 - 12:15 What happens when a trust fails to deliver safe water? Tim Wafer, Technical & Compliance Director and Authorising Engineer of Water & Chlorine dioxide, and CEO of The Water Solutions Group 
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch  
  Session 3 Chair: Nabeela Mughal
13:00 - 13:30 Setting up a ventilation safety committee Andrew Poplett, Healthcare Estates Consultant
13:30 - 14:00 Procedures, ventilation and risk: What can you get away with? Peter Hoffman, Retired Consultant Clinical Scientist
14:00 - 14:20 The role of the IPC lead in the planning of new builds: Who makes the decisions? David Enoch, Consultant Microbiologist, UK Health Security Agency, and Infection Control Doctor, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
14:20 - 14:40 After you move in: Facilities management and the DIPC Mark Garvey, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology and DIPC, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
14:40 - 15:00 Panel Q&A discussion  
15:00 - 15:15 Break  
  Session 4 Chair: Surabhi Taori
15:15 - 15:45 Sterile services: What to do when things go wrong? Trevor Garcia, Chair of The Institute of Decontamination Sciences
15:45 - 16:15 Food safety in hospitals: What the DIPC needs to know Brian Robb, Immediate Past National Chair Director at Hospital Caterers Association
16:15 Close of day  

Please note that planned topics and timings are subject to change.