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 and healthcare scientists. 

Committees

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.

Members:

James Price Chair

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Luke Bedford  

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Eimear Brannigan  

Health Service Executive, Ireland

David Enoch  

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Rodric Francis Trainee representative

Nottingham University Hospitals

Mark Garvey Vice Chair

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Muhammad Abdulrahaman Halwani   AlBaha University, Saudi Arabia
David Harvey  

Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Emma Hoyle  

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Jasmin Islam  

Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust | Public Health England

Jincy Jerry  

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Chris Lynch  

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nabeela Mughal  

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Manjula Natarajan  

 

Jayakeerthi Rangaiah  

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Elisabeth Ridgway  

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Karren Staniforth  

UKHSA

Surabhi Taori Vice Chair

NHS Lothian

Joanna Walker  

NHS Scotland

 

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.

If you wish to contact your local Regional Representative or are interested in joining the TC, please email membership@his.org.uk

Members:

Oliver Bannister

Chair and Regional Representative; London and South East

Callum Mutch

Vice-chair and Regional Representative; Scotland

Rodric Francis

Regional Representative; Midlands and East of England

Dominic Haigh

Regional Representative; North West

Alexander Farrow 

Regional Representative; Scotland

Tom Harrison

Regional Representative; North of England

Cristina Parente

Regional Representative; Midlands and East of England

Saied Ali

Regional Representative; Ireland

Mary Lucey

Regional Representative; London and South East

Alison Burgess

Regional Representative; South

Siobhain Kelly

Regional Representative; Ireland

Stephanie Hutchings

HSST Representative

Clemency Nye

Regional Representative; Wales

 

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.

 

Members: 

Andrew Kirby 

Chair

University of Leeds

Angela Oates

 

University of Hull

Beatriz Larru

 

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Settle

 

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Damian Mawer

 

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dominic Haigh

Trainee representative

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Elaine Baxter

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Elaine Cloutman-Green

 

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Ginny Moore

 

UK Health Security Agency

Veronica Parker

 

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Members:

Peter Wilson  Chair University College London Hospitals NHS FT

Carole Fry 

Deputy Chair UK Health Security Agency

David Enoch

  Clinical Microbiology & Public Health Laboratory, Public Health England, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Alaric Colville  

 

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT

Aye Thar Aye  

 

Newcastle Hospitals NHS FT

Bin Gao   

 

Tianjin 4th Centre Hospital, China

Susana Filipe    Figueira da Foz District Hospital, Portugal

Caroline Mitchell  

 

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

John Coia  

 

Hospital South West Jutland, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Lilian Chiwera  

 

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT

Lucy Rivett  

 

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals

Alison Burgess 

Trainee member

North Bristol NHS Trust

     

Trainee member

Vacant

Sadia Naz

 

Ameeri Hospital, Kuwait city

 

We are currently recruiting for new members to join the Guidelines Committee, please apply with your expression of interest following this link - Work or volunteer for us

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).

Members:

Nikunj Mahida Chair Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Gemma Winzor   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Martyn Wilkinson   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Pauline Jumaa   University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Luke Moore   Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Christopher Settle   South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
David Harvey   Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

The EEB is joined by representatives from our publisher, Elsevier, for all Board meetings. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ED&I Focus Group

In 2021 we formed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Focus Group (a subgroup of HIS Council) to develop the Healthcare Infection Society’s ED&I strategy – as our ED&I strategy develops information will be updated on the HIS website

Members:

Manjula Meda (Chair) Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Jim Gray Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Luke Moore Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Gayti Morris Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
James Price Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Sarah Walpole South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
New consultants' working group

The New Consultants’ Working Group is a group of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS), commissioned initially for a 12 month period, whose purpose is to identify ways in which the membership and activities of HIS could support new infection consultants working in their roles.

Members:

Jasmin Islam (Chair)

UKHSA

Edward Bevan

Public Health Wales

Charlotte Brookfield

Liverpool Universities NHS Foundation Trust

Samantha Manyanga

Public Health England Public Health Laboratory, Birmingham

Manjula Meda 

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Samira Mohd Afzal

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Alice Wort

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Finance Committee

The purpose of the Finance Committee (FC) is to provide oversight and advice to HIS Council on the financial management, planning, performance and risk to the Society in the fulfilment of its strategic aims.

The FC objective is to safeguard Society assets, to maintain financial sustainability and funding, and to ensure compliance within statutory regulation.

Members:

David Harvey  Treasurer and Chair   Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Shanom Ali    Trustee UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gayti Morris Trustee Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ron Finlay     Lay Trustee  
Sarah Adibi Chief Executive Officer Healthcare Infection Society
Robert Miles Chief Financial Officer Healthcare Infection Society

         

Higher Awards Committee

The Higher Awards Committee (HAC) is a standing committee of the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and is responsible for encouraging and considering nominations for the Society’s awards in keeping with the strategic aims of HIS. In this context, its role is to support the Society’s goal of recognising and encouraging outstanding contributions to the field of IPC and/or the Society.

The awards portfolio, considered by the HAC, aims to encourage, recognise, support, and promote the application of best practice in the management of healthcare-associated infections, advocation of patient safety and education of the public via their own practice or by supporting the activities of the Society.

Members: 

Manjula Meda Chair Frimley Park Hospital
Elisabeth Ridgway   Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hilary Humphreys   Beaumont Hospital
Jincy Jerry   Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Peter Hoffman   Public Health England
Tim Boswell   Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust