Confirmed to Speak:
- Linda Dempster, Head of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Improvement
- Zisis Kozlakidis, Lead, ICONIC project, UCLH & Chair, Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases
- Further Speakers TBA
Infections within the NHS must be addressed: alone, they may have contributed to approximately 5,500 NHS patient deaths in 2015, while it is estimated that 250,000 patients are harmed by sepsis every year. By 2018, infections are set to cost the NHS £2.3 billion. As a result, hospital and infection prevention professionals are under significant pressure to reduce their local rate of healthcare-associated infections. In England this year, the Government have announced their intention to reduce Gram-negative bloodstream infections by 50% by 2021, while in September Jeremy Hunt announced new measures to combat sepsis.
Join this Westminster Briefing event for an up-to-date brief on national infection control policy. Explore best practice from around the country and gain a practical understanding of how you can overcome the barriers to effective infection prevention and control in your area.
Key Issues to Be Addressed Include:
- Up-to-date brief on national infection control policy
- Meeting the NICE quality standards on infection prevention and control
- Overcoming barriers to full staff compliance: Embedding behaviour change to ensure proper infection control practices are met
- Working together to tackle sepsis in your setting
- Monitoring the patient environment and ensuring proper hygiene standards
- The role of estates and facilities teams in reducing infection rates
- Prevention and control outside the hospital: adopting a local approach to build ready and resilient communities
- Improving standards for infection control in care homes and independent providers
- When prevention fails: responding effectively to outbreaks
- Infection prevention and control in 2018: what is next?
The morning session will provide you with a comprehensive overview of national infection control policy and examine what you can do to improve your standards.
The afternoon session will explore how your colleagues from across the country are working in innovative ways to improve infection prevention and control in their area. The session will provide practical guidance that you can take back and apply in your setting.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
Who Should Attend?
Delegates will include, but are not limited to: Infection Prevention and Control Teams; Infection Prevention and Control Nursing Teams; Infection Prevention Leads; Patient Safety Leads; Nursing Leads; Health Service Managers; Clinical Directors; Hygiene Leads; Estates and Facilities managers; and anyone with an interest in or a responsibility for infection prevention and control in their hospital, or primary and community care setting.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: William.Walker-Lane@westminster-briefing.com
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.