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Jules and Steve make a great return to the Colchester Half Marathon
13 March 2016

Jules and Steve completed their first race of the year in the Colchester Half Marathon. They had a break of 3 months, but undaunted they both finished in 2 hours. The race broke records with thousands of runners taking part in the spring sunshine.

You smashed it again Jules and Steve! Thanks again for all you do for MRSA Action UK.

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Infection Prevention & Control 2016

23 February 2016
The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Derek Butler a founding member and chair of MRSA Action UK, chaired the inaugural Infection Prevention & Control Conference, hosted by Knowlex. This opportunity to highlight the effect that healthcare-associated infections have on patients and their families, kept the conference focused on the patient. More.....

A Practical Guide to improving practice and monitoring compliance against The NICE Quality Standard for Healthcare Associated Infections

Wednesday 20 April 2016, ICO Conference Centre, London

Chairman’s introduction
The NICE Quality Standard for Healthcare Associated Infection (February 2016)
Dr Bharat Patel, Consultant Microbiologist
Specialist Committee Member, Healthcare Associated Infections, Prevention and Control Quality Standard, NICE

- the evidence on what works and what is avoidable
- setting and appraising clear objectives for all hospital staff in relation to infection prevention and control: developing annual appraisal for HAI
- priority areas for improvement
- monitoring implementation from a provider and commissioner perspective
- challenges in practice

HAI Surveillance and monitoring: what needs to change?
Dr Theresa Lamagni, Senior Epidemiologist, Healthcare Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Public Health England

Meeting Statement 1: Hospitals monitor the incidence of healthcare-associated infections, and the risk of infections in hospitals from community-wide outbreaks, to inform multi-agency action when alerts are identified.
- managing monitoring and surveillance in practice
- mandatory and voluntary reporting
- effectively monitoring incidents and trends
- identifying potential risks from community-wide outbreaks
- current issues and challenges

The ‘Power’ of the Patient - Involving patients to reduce HAI
Derek Butler Chairman, MRSA Action UK

- Why involve patients?
- The Good story, the Bad story and what makes the difference

Admission, Discharge and Transfer
Prof Brian Duerden CBE Inspector of Microbiology and Infection Control Department of Health

Meeting Statement 4: People admitted to, discharged from or transferred between hospitals have information about any infections and associated treatments shared with their health and social care practitioners.
- ensuring people admitted to, discharged from or transferred between hospitals have information about any infections and associated treatments shared with their health and social care practitioners
- how can we improve the sharing of information and collaboration across health and social care organisations?
- our experience and moving forward

Interventions to Improve Antimicrobial Prescribing in Hospital Care: What works?
Professor Jonathan Cooke

- what interventions work to improve antimicrobial prescribing: the evidence
- changing culture and practice
- what he future holds

Tameside Hospital Infection Control Study Day
Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-Under-Lyne
Thursday 5 May 2016

Derek Butler, Chair of MRSA Action UK, will attend to present 'The Future of Infection Prevention & Control' delivering key messages for staff, featuring patient stories.

IPCC Infection Prevention & Containment Conference
12 May 2016
Nottingham Belfry

An estimated 4.1m European patients are affected by Healthcare Acquired Infections (HCAIs) every year. Increasing resistance of bacteria to existing drugs and a lack of new antibiotics is a major concern for all healthcare institutions. The Infection Prevention and Containment Conference looks at the future impact of this issue and how best practice in the areas of hand hygiene, compliance, monitoring, room sterilisation and water treatment can be used to fight the causes of HCAIs.

AHCP - Association for Healthcare Cleaning Professionals Conference
9 & 10 June 2016

The 2016 event promises to deliver two extremely valuable and informative days along with great networking opportunities. With the ongoing pressures to deliver more for less, the 2016 conference theme, Healthcare Cleaning, Delivering Under Pressure, will help you find the answers you are looking for to take back to your workplace and also allow you to share your own knowledge to help others.

Salford Professional Development
The Future of Infection Prevention & Control Conference
London 7 July 2016

Join us for The Future of Infection Prevention and Control Conference, where expert speakers from government, health care, academia and the private sector will be presenting their views on how to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Topics covered will include how antimicrobial resistance is spread, how ‘superbugs’ could decrease the effectiveness of modern medicine and what action can be taken to combat antimicrobial resistance before it is too late.

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