Working parties

Working parties produce evidence-based guidelines and expert guidance in all areas of infection prevention and control. Many of the Working Parties listed below are led by the Society. HIS members also provide expert representation on Working Parties of other organisations.

Published HIS guidelines and expert guidance can be browsed, searched and filtered

 

Healthcare Infection Society Working Parties

Management of norovirus outbreaks in acute and community health and social care settings

Members

Paul Chadwick (Chair) Healthcare Infection Society
Jason Biswas Healthcare Infection Society
Claire Mullender Healthcare Infection Society
Sarah O'Brien  
Eamonn Trainor  
Sarah Turner Infection Prevention Society
Valya Weston Healthcare Infection Society

  

Infection Prevention and Control of Group A streptococcal infection in acute healthcare and maternity settings in the UK
Lisa Butcher Healthcare Infection Society
Doreen Cartledge The Lee Spark NF Foundation
Brendan Healy  
Teresa Inkster  
Theresa Lamagni  
Marina Morgan (Chair) Healthcare Infection Society
Nik Mahida Healthcare Infection Society
Wayne Page The Lee Spark NF Foundation
Derren Ready  
Shiranee Sriskandan  
Peter Wilson Healthcare Infection Society
Prevention and control of infection in burns units (joint with British Burns Association)

Members

Pauline Jumaa (Chair)

Healthcare Infection Society
Alex Scott 
Patient Representative
Amanda Green  
Amber Young British Burn Association
Clare Thomas  Infection Prevention Society
Louise Teare Healthcare Infection Society
Mike Weinbren  Healthcare Infection Society
Naiem Moiemen British Burn Association
Peter Hoffman Healthcare Infection Society
Rebecca Martin British Burn Association
Sarah Smailes British Burn Association
Val Edwards-Jones British Burn Association

 

 

 

Microbiological commissioning and monitoring of operating theatre suites

Members

Peter Hoffman (Chair) Healthcare Infection Society
Andrew Stacey Healthcare Infection Society
Andrew Telfer-Brunton Healthcare Infection Society
Andrew Thomas British Orthopaedic Association
Chris Needham Healthcare Infection Society
Craig Mackintosh Healthcare Infection Society
Deidre Malone  Infection Prevention Society
Hilary Humphreys Healthcare Infection Society
Ian Stockley British Orthopaedic Association
Karren Staniforth Healthcare Infection Society
Malcolm Thomas Healthcare Infection Society
Peter Jenks Healthcare Infection Society
Roger Bayston Healthcare Infection Society
Ruth Collins Infection  Prevention Society

 

Rituals and behaviours in the operating theatre (joing with the ESCMID ESGNI stugy group)

Members

Hilary Humphreys (Chair) Healthcare Infection Society  
Claire Haill Healthcare Infection Society  
Deborah-Maria Xuereb Mater Dei Hospital, Malta  
Elisabeth Ridgway Healthcare Infection Society  
Lynn Skelton Sheffield Teaching Hospitals  
Margreet Vos  ESGNI group chair/ESCMID  
Markus Klimek Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam  
Peter Wilson Healthcare Infection Society  
Seven Aghdassi Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin  
Thomas Pinkney University Hospitals Birmingham  
     

 

Final rinse water for endoscope washer disinfectors

Members

Mark Garvey (Chair)

Healthcare Infection Society

Craig Williams

Healthcare Infection Society

Elaine Ross

Infection Prevention Society

Geoff Sjogren

Healthcare Infection Society

Gwen Walker

Infection Prevention Society

Helen Griffiths

Healthcare Infection Society

Jimmy Walker 

Healthcare Infection Society

Leila White 

Healthcare Infection Society

Wayne Spencer 

Healthcare Infection Society

 

Water management

Members

Mike Weinbren (Chair)  Healthcare Infection Society
Mary Ashcroft Healthcare Infection Society
Mark Garvey  Healthcare Infection Society
Mark Griffiths  
Peter Hoffman Healthcare Infection Society
Sandra Lai Public Health England
Susanna Lee  RSPH
Simon Noon  
Faiha Eltayeb  
George McCracken  IHEEM, WIMS, CIOB
Paul McDermott  RSPH, IHEEM
Martin Shouler  Society of Public Health Engineers
Gareth Hughes  Healthcare Infection Society
Ginny Moore  Healthcare Infection Society
Elise Maynard  Water Management Society
Karren Staniforth Healthcare Infection Society
Elaine Cloutman-Green Healthcare Infection Society

 

Automatic room decontamination

Members

Peter Wilson (Chair)  Healthcare Infection Society
Alan Beswick Health and Safety Laboratory 
Allan Bennett  Public Health England 
Andrew Matthews  Facilities Manager
Carole Fry Healthcare Infection Society
Mark Garvey  Healthcare Infection Society
Simon Sharpe  Facilities Manager
Thomas Pottage   Public Health England 

 

 

Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus - joint with BSAC, BIA and IPS

Members

Jennifer Bolstock Patient Representative
Erwin Brown
BSAC (Steering Group Chair) 
Maria Cann MRSA Action
John Coia  Healthcare Infection Society  (Writing Group Chair)
Peter Cowling BIA (Steering Group)
David Enoch Healthcare Infection Society (Writing Group)
Hilary Humphreys Healthcare Infection Society (Writing Group)
Heather Loveday  IPS (Steering Group)
Cliodna McNulty Healthcare Infection Society (Writing Group)
William Newsholme Healthcare Infection Society (Writing Group)
Lisa Ritchie Healthcare Infection Society (Writing Group)
Jennie Wilson IPS (Steering Group)
Peter Wilson Healthcare Infection Society (Steering Group)