21st February 2018, The Brewery London
Infection Prevention and Control 2018 London
Join colleagues at the IPC2018 London Conference which will be taking place at the The Brewery, London. Learn about the latest research, science, innovation and discover real-world solutions in the challenge against infection prevention
Welcome To IPC2018 London
Sharing Knowledge, Improving Care
21st February 2018

The 2018 Infection Prevention and Control Conference will feature a day packed with 20 educational sessions presented by keynote speakers

Discover emerging issues

Stay ahead of industry hot topics and discuss how to prevent problems before they become unmanageable

Latest tools and technology

Explore the leading edge of science and technology in the exhibition hall. Browse the exhibition, learn about scientific advances in equipment and devices

Connect and network

Connect (and reconnect) with colleagues and network with healthcare professionals from across the UK


In February 2017 Knowlex working with NHS Improvement, NHS England and Public Health England brought together over 400 attendees to explore the initiatives around GNBSI and Sepsis announced by Jeremy Hunt and Sir Bruce Keogh in 2016.


In London on the 21st February of 2018 we will meet again to share new data on Sepsis and AMR CQUIN performance. We will also review GNBSI Quality Premium performance across 2017-18 and lots of learning from success to share moving forward into 2018-19.

In 2016 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said,

“The NHS can rightly be proud that in the last 6 years we’ve reduced the number of MRSA cases by 57% and C. difficile by 45%. These aren’t abstract numbers – they show that we have prevented the needless suffering – sometimes fatal suffering – of over 60,000 people in that period. Because every avoidable infection also has a financial cost, we know that progress has also saved the NHS over half a billion pounds”.


The government’s plans to prevent NHS infections included:

  • more money for hospitals making the most progress in reducing infection rates with a new £45 million quality premium

  • independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections focusing on infection prevention based on E. coli rates in hospitals and in the community, and taking action against poor performers

  • the NHS publishing staff hand hygiene indicators for the first time

  • displaying E. coli rates on wards, making them visible to patients and visitors in the same way that MRSA and C. difficile are currently shown

  • improving training and information sharing, so NHS staff can learn from the best in cutting infection rates

  • appointing a new National Infection Lead, Dr Ruth May

Dr Ruth May, new National Infection and Prevention Lead, said:

“This is a clear plan to achieve real change across the NHS focusing on a combination of strict oversight from the CQC and the collection, publication and intelligent use of data which will ensure organisations improve infection control and help us to make sure poor performers get the support they need to improve quickly”


On the 21st February of 2018 we will meet again at the Brewery in London to review progress and results against these new targets and strategies. We will also celebrate local and national successes and identify opportunities within the CQUIN programme.

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Conference Programme
Location: The Brewery Lobby / Exhibition Halls - King Georges & Queen Charlotte
Location: Porter Tun Chair: Julia Taylor BAUN President and Consultant Urology Nurse at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (Confirmed)
Location: Exhibition & Food Halls - King Georges & Queen Charlotte
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Location: Upper Sugar Room / To View Workshop Details Please Click on the Logo Below
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Location: King Vault / To View Workshop Details Please Click on the Logo Below
Location: Exhibition & Food Halls - King Georges & Queen Charlotte
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Location: Lower Sugar Room / To View Workshop Details Please Click on the Logo Below
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Location: Upper Sugar Room & Assisted by David Ladenheim, Mandy Slatter, Olu Ogunbuyide, Louisa Forbes, Michelle Jones
Location: Exhibition & Food Halls - King Georges & Queen Charlotte
Conference Speakers
Ruth May was appointed as Executive Director of Nursing at NHS Improvement within the Nursing  Directorate in April 2016 following her role as Director of Nursing at Monitor. She currently also holds the post as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and has previously held the roles of Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England (Midlands and East),...
Celia Ingham Clark is the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness at NHS England.   She trained in Cambridge and London and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 1996.   After early work in medical education she developed an interest in quality improvement and this took her through several medical...
Dr Matt Inada-Kim, a consultant in Acute Medicine at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, is a highly-regarded expert on sepsis. In his role as sepsis advisor, Dr Inada-Kim advises senior NHS leaders and works towards improving how the condition is treated across England. He also spends time educating clinicians, undertakes research and addresses both national...
Dr. Emma Wiley is a microbiology registrar and Healthcare Infection Society Graham Ayliffe fellow at University College Hospital London. She has special interests in quality improvement approaches to reducing E coli bloodstream infections, antibiotic stewardship qualitative research and behaviour change, C difficile infection and the equality and diversity impact of NHS Dress Codes.  Medical education...
Liz Cross is an advanced nurse practitioner at Attenborough Surgery in Watford, Herts, UK, and CLAHRC fellow. In the winter of 2015/16, in a bid to improve antibiotic stewardship in her clinics, Liz piloted C Reactive Protein point of care testing (CRP POCT) for the management of lower respiratory tract infections in line with the...
Vanessa Whatley began her career in infection prevention and control at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust in 1997. Since then she has held lead role posts in acute trusts in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, where the Team has achieved national recognition for rapid reduction in MRSA bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection rates as well as MSSA bacteraemia...
Mandy Slatter MSc, MRPharmS, GPhC IP. Mandy is a Care Homes Pharmacist for BANES CCG and has contributed to development and implementation of the original To Dip or Not To Dip project in Nursing Homes across BANES which promotes evidence-based practice in diagnosis and treatment of UTI in the elderly. She is an Independent Prescriber and has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist for over two decades, currently at the Royal United Hospital,...
Anna Sallis CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS is a Health Psychologist and Deputy Head of Behavioural Insights at Public Health England. Anna is the expert advisor on behavioural insights in the team leading randomised controlled trials to reduce antibiotic prescribing, delivering strategic behavioural analysis work on antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control.  Anna delivers masterclasses on...
Elizabeth currently works as one of three national project leads for Healthcare Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance within the Patient Safety Domain at NHS Improvement – supporting the implementation of the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy. Elizabeth studied pharmacy at Aston University in Birmingham and moved to work within hospitals in the London region, including teaching...
Fiona Carragher MSc FRCPath EuSpLM CSci FHCS(Hon) Fiona is the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England, supporting the head of profession for the 50,000 healthcare science workforce in the NHS and associated bodies.  A significant part of Fiona’s role involves working across government, with system partners and other external stakeholders to inform policy, influence legislation,...
  Karen is currently employed as Infection Prevention and Control Lead for Public Health England’s Antimicrobial Resistance Programme working closely with NHS Improvement in the delivery of the ambition to halve healthcare associated Gram-negative blood stream infections by 2021.  She has worked in Infection Prevention and Control for 20 years in a variety of roles...
Philip is Consultant Pharmacist in Antimicrobials at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, AMR Project Lead at NHS-Improvement and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds University.   He is a spokesman for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on Antimicrobials, and for the charity Antibiotic-Action.   He was a member of the Dept of Health ARHAI Antimicrobial Stewardship Group...
Oluwaseun Ogunbuyide popularly known as ‘Olu’ currently works as Project Manager on the Nottinghamshire To Dip or Not to Dip Project. My role is to carry out a successful pilot and implementation of the To Dip or Not to Dip project in each of the 5 Nottinghamshire County CCGs (Mansfield & Ashfield, Nottingham West, Nottingham North East,...
Julia has 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She has worked in Urology since appointment as a surgical ward sister in 1990. She completed her MSc in Health Practice in 2007 and following this registered as a Non-Medical Prescriber. Her appointed as a Consultant nurse in Urology in 2007 led to the development and...
Abid is a Medical Microbiologist based in the Public Health Laboratory Birmingham, Public Health England. He is currently the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Heart of England Foundation Trust. His areas of interest include the diagnosis and management of infections in the immunocompromised host. Abid’s current research projects include novel interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance, the...
Dr Kordo Saeed is a Consultant Microbiologist at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and  an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at  University  of Southampton Medical School. Currently, Dr Saeed’s is leading an evaluation of pro-adrenomedullin, procalcitonin and other biomarkers/ clinical parameters  and their impact on patient management, avoid admission, sepsis recognition and antibiotic stewardship in six...
David has been a specialist antimicrobial pharmacist since 2008. Has been the chair of the East of England antimicrobial pharmacists group and written a number of papers in peer reviewed journals on this specialist area. David had an 18 month secondment at Public Health England where he managed two different projects. The first involved the...
Emma Cramp is a national project lead for antimicrobial resistance and healthcare acquired infections within the Patient Safety Team at NHS Improvement alongside Philip Howard and Elizabeth Beech. She also works as an antimicrobial pharmacist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and has spent the last 9 years working within secondary care. Emma is...
In 2006 Louisa achieved her BSc hons in Adult Nursing at Oxford Brookes University working predominantly at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Her early career included the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit and the Medical Assessment Unit at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. In 2010 she relocated to Portsmouth and progressed to an Emergency Department senior...
Who Will Attend
We will be inviting delegates to attend from across all areas of the healthcare sector, including the following positions: –
  • Directors of Infection Prevention & control
  • Assistant Directors of Infection Prevention & Control
  • Heads/Lead Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nurse Consultants Infection Prevention and Control
  • Infection Prevention and Control Nurse/Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Infection Prevention and Control
  • Microbiologists
  • Consultant Microbiologists
  • Surveillance Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Director of Facilities
  • Facilities Managers
  • Estate managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Infection Control Doctors/Managers/Experts
  • Risk/Governance Managers
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