Do you want to know more about what to do with your
water screening and air sampling results?
Are you keen to understand the
evidence behind equipment cleaning and the role of the environment in
healthcare associated infection?
Then welcome to the Environment Network!
This is a network for people in
clinical/scientific roles within the NHS and other associated organisations who
are interested in the role of environmental infection prevention and control in
The aim of the network is to support infection prevention and control professionals involved in commissioning, environmental audit, water, air and surface testing within their Trusts. By working together we can share best practice between Trusts; as well as circulating the latest evidence and discussing personal experiences.
The 2021 (delayed 2020) meeting will focus on bringing together members from industry, clinical, scientific, engineering and built environment backgrounds to discuss how we build and design to control transmission of infection.
The morning will consist of lectures from experts and those who have recently been involved in opening new builds, the afternoon will consist of case studies where participants can share learning.
09:30–10:00: Coffee and registration
10:00–10:15: Welcome and introduction to the network
(Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Great Ormond Street Hospital)
10:15–10:30: Infection prevention and the built environment: The Good, The Bad and the Time Consuming(Dr John Hartley, Great Ormond Street Hospital)
10:30–11:00: Building a new hospital: Complications and lessons learnt
(Dr Christine Peters and Dr Teresa Inkster, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital)
11:00–11:30: What to do with your environment when re-design is not an option
12:00–12:30: Controlling infection risk, an engineer’s perspective
(George McCracken, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)
12:30–13:00: How do risk assessment and governance support new build safety?
(Elise Maynard, Elise Maynard Associates)
13:00–13:20: What role does education play in supporting infection prevention and control teams in managing the built environment?
(Dr Lena Ciric, University College London)
13:20-14:20: Lunch and networking session
14:20–14:50: Case study 1
14:55–15:25: Case study 2
15:50–16:20: Case study 3
16:20–16:30: Environment Network moving forward