Events Diary

Wed
21
Feb

Infection Prevention and Control 2018

Description

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.‚Äč

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

Venue
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, Lodon EC1Y 4SD
Date(s)
21st February 2018
Contact
David Nicholls
Email
Web
Wed
14
Mar

Operating Theatres & Decontamination Conference

Description

This fantastic event’s programme will focus on updating staff knowledge with regards to standards, regulations and improvements within these specified areas as well as focusing on driving improvements in patient safety and tackling key challenges in decontamination.

Content of the conference will be aimed at both Operating Theatres and Decontamination disciplines giving great networking possibilities, learning and free thinking opportunities to enable greater movement to correct implementation of regulations and standards.

Venue
Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
Date(s)
14th March 2018
Contact
Tracey Johnson
Email
Web
Mon
16
Apr

Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Description

The Central Sterilising Club (CSC) is the original decontamination forum.

This year’s CSC Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on the 16th and 17th April 2018, at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel.

We have designed our program to cover topical issues which provide insights and examples into how to manage the challenges of decontamination. 

We are proud that this year’s Kelsey Lecture will be presented by Professor Manfred Rotter, Medical University Vienna. His historical perspective on testing the efficacy of hand antiseptics will be dedicated to the memory of Professor Graham Ayliffe (CSC chair 1986-89)

We have sessions on endoscopes - A “Back to Basics” approach to training, decontamination, transport and storage of reusable endoscopes including recommended uses of drying v storage cabinets.

A personal view of a multi-disciplinary approach to decontamination processes in a major teaching hospital; the benefits of joint working.

We also look at how cleaning efficacy can be improved in support of achieving acceptable protein levels on surgical instruments and as usual the opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere generated by the Club.  We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff!

Early bird discounts are available until February 14th, 2018

Approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for 9 CPD Credits

Download the Annual Scientific Meeting flyer: http://centralsterilisingclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CSC-Annual-Scientific-Meeting-2018_email.pdf

Download the Annual Scientific Meeting programme: http://centralsterilisingclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CSC-ASM-2018-Draft-Programme.pdf

Venue
Cardiff Marriott Hotel
Date(s)
16th-17th April 2018
Contact
Sally Hawkes
Email
Web
Thu
26
Apr

EBME 2018

Description

The EBME seminar is an independent educational event bringing together healthcare professionals that are responsible for the management of medical equipment. These medical equipment healthcare professionals are involved in areas such as procurement, maintenance, user training, and managing inventories.

Venue
Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Date(s)
26th April 2018
Email
 
Web
Wed
27
Jun

HEALTH+CARE 2018

Description

Health+Care focusses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that's essential to securing the future of health and socialcare systems.  The event is a rare opportunity for colleagues from across the NHS, local government, care homes and the voluntary sector to come together on an equal footing to network, collaborate and share learning around implementing change. The focus will be on how to deliver real, impactful transformation across local health economies, drawing on the best examples, with the most potential for replication.

With four shows in one, it is the only event to bring multi stakeholder senior NHS professionals, care providers, public health and local authorities together representing the largest annual gathering of commissioners, providers and their suppliers in one place with 10,149 attendees across two days.

Venue
ExCeL London
Date(s)
27th-28th June 2018
Email
 
Web
Thu
09
Aug

AfPP Residential Conference 2018

Description

TBC

Venue
University of York
Date(s)
9th - 12th August
Email
 
Web
Sun
30
Sep

Infection Prevention 2018

Description

TBC

Venue
Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow
Date(s)
30th September - 2nd October 2018
Email
Web

Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention and Control 2018

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, Lodon EC1Y 4SD
21st February 2018

Operating Theatres & Decontamination Conference

Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
14th March 2018

Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Cardiff Marriott Hotel
16th-17th April 2018

EBME 2018

Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
26th April 2018

HEALTH+CARE 2018

ExCeL London
27th-28th June 2018

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