The HIS committee structure changed in November 2019. 

Our Committees are formed of volunteers who are healthcare professionals.  They are formed largely of consultant microbiologists and virologists, trainees enrolled on a specialty training programme, infection control nurses, staff from Public Health England and healthcare scientists. 

Committees (from 12 November 2019)

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and is responsible for the design, planning and delivery of events and educational initiatives in keeping with the strategic aims of the society.

Their role is to preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a producer of expert-led, and expert-delivered relevant events and educational initiatives and resources.  The activities and initiatives supported by the PDC relate to healthcare-associated infections that will promote the application of best clinical practice, promote patient safety and educate the public.

Membership will be announced in January 2020

Trainee Committee

The HIS Trainee Committee (TC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), responsible for overseeing Trainee membership recruitment and retention, the promotion of HIS activities, and establishing regular communication and engagement with Trainee members throughout the UK and RoI, in keeping with the strategic aims of the society.

The TC represents trainee membership of the Society on all other standing committees of HIS.

Their role is to support, enhance and promote the work of HIS as an organisation that enhances and supports the professional development of all trainees enrolled on an infection specialty training programme.

 

Members:

Joanna Walker

Chair and Regional Representative; Scotland

Chris Lynch

Engagement Representative (Vice Chair), Graham Ayliffe Fellow and Regional Representative; North of England

Anna O'Rourke

Regional Representative; Ireland

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Regional Representative; London and South East

Vacant

Regional Representative; Wales

Rebecca Hardless

Regional Representative; South

Jasmin Islam

Education Committee Representative

Christina Petridou

Regional Representative; South

Vacant

Regional Representative; Northern Ireland

Lucy Rivett

Regional Representative; Midlands

Katie Prescott

Graham Ayliffe Fellow

 

Research Committee

The Research Committee (RC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)  whose purpose is to design, plan, deliver and monitor the research strategy, including the management of grants, awards and fellowships in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.

To preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a funder of high quality, robust and relevant research into healthcare-associated infections that will evidence best clinical practice and promote patient safety.

To advise members on all matters related to funding activities of HIS.

Membership will be announced in January 2020

Guidelines Committee

The Guidelines Committee (GC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) whose purpose is to make recommendations to HIS Council regarding the preparation and updating of clinical guidelines and guidance produced in accordance to NICE methodology, and in keeping with the strategic aims of the Society.

The Guidelines Committee is responsible for the overall monitoring and review of the working parties who produce guidelines and guidance.

Their role is to preserve and enhance the reputation of HIS as a producer of high quality, robust and relevant guidelines and guidance relating to healthcare-associated infections that will evidence and drive best clinical practice and promote patient safety.

Membership will be announced in January 2020

 

Executive Editorial Board

The purpose of the Executive Editorial Board (EEB) is to discuss, progress and develop the operational and strategic plans surrounding the development and publication of The Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) and Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP), and to ensure that these complement the aims and objectives of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS).