Speakers

Accelerate Diagnostics
Clinical Experiences with Fast Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing   Benefits of Attending  In addition to a brief technology overview of the Accelerate Pheno™ system, attendees will hear presentations from two District General Hospitals, one UK based and one Ireland based, on the potential impact of rapid diagnostics, in their institutions, to: • Escalate to effective therapy...
Ruth May
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 MBE
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
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...
Emma Wiley
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
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
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
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
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...
Ideal Medical Solutions
Improved management of patients with urinary catheters through the implementation of high standards in infection prevention and control remains central to minimising the risk of infection. Recent excellent work has been done in the NHS on reducing unnecessary use of catheters, reducing the need for antibiotics and limiting the emergence and spread of multi-drug resistant...