DIPC Education Programme

 HIS DIPC Network and DIPC Development Programme

Registration open

The next DIPC Network and DIPC Development Programme will take place at The Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London on the 8 December.

This event will be focused on 'Influencing Others and Changing Behaviour' and all current or aspiring DIPCs and Deputy DIPCs are invited to attend.

The programme will include speaker presentations, discussion sessions and a networking opportunity in order to:

  • Allow the sharing of experience and knowledge

  • Act as a forum for bringing together DIPCs who are both microbiologists and non-microbiologists

  • Facilitate future research and collaboration

  • Narrow the knowledge gap for those with differing clinical backgrounds

Approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for 5 CPD credits.

Fees: HIS Members £45 | Non-Members £95.

Register online now

For more information, email the HIS office or telephone 0207 713 0273.


10:00 - 10:10  Introduction

10:10 - 10:45  Persuading, Negotiating and Influencing – How does the DIPC get support from the Board?

Dame Eileen Sills DBE, Chief Nurse Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

10:45 - 12:15 Workshop Practical behaviour change theory and Identifying and addressing barriers to behaviour change

Fabi Lorencatto, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

12:15 - 13:00  Lunch

13:00 - 13:30  Applying behaviour change to antimicrobial stewardship

Peter Davey, Lead for Clinical QI, University of Dundee 

 13:30 - 14:00  How can behaviour change be harnessed to improve influenza vaccine uptake in HCW?

Rob Ruiter, Professor of Applied Social Psychology, Maastricht University

14:00 - 14:35 Hot Topic: Influenza and Respiratory Viruses- What’s coming our way this season?

Maria Zambon, Deputy Director of National Infection Service and Head of the UK WHO National Influenza Centre (NIC)

14:35- 15:00 Tea and coffee break

15:00-16:00 Personal development: Self-preservation – how to develop personal resilience and deal with demands

Matthew Critchlow, Director Thrive, Leadership Development                                           

16:00- 17:00      Social: Refreshments and Networking


Past event: 24 May 2017, Manchester

The launch of the first regional ‘HIS DIPC Educational Programme Day’ took place Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at The Midland Hotel (16 Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS). 


09:00 - 10:00 Registration and coffee

Challenges of the DIPC role 1

Chair Elisabeth Ridgway

10:00 - 10:25 How to get resources - challenges of creating a successful IPC business case. Jim Gray (Birmingham Children's Hospital)

10:25 - 10:50 Using the right model to calculate the financial implications of interventions for Clostridium Difficile. Mairead Skally (Beaumont Hospital, Ireland)

Supporting and developing DIPCs

Chair Peter Jenks

10:50 - 11:20 DIPC survey – rationale and results. David Jenkins (University Hospitals of Leicester)

11:20 - 11:45 NHSI view. Linda Dempster (NHS Improvement)

11:45 - 12:10 Coffee

12:10 - 12:55 What support do DIPCs need? HIS DIPC Development Programme/DIPC network.

Research, peer support, reviews of practice. Facilitated sessionCheryl Etches (The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust)

12:55 - 13:55 Lunch

Challenges of the DIPC role 2

Chair Simon Goldenberg

13:55 - 14:25 Targets in IPC: Do they work and what happens if Trusts fail to achieve them? Manjula Natarajan (Kettering General Hospital)

14:25 - 14:55 Surviving CQC - what does IPC contribute to a successful inspection? Sandi Carman (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)

14:55 - 15:20 Duties and responsibilities in water safety. Chris Knight (Hydrop)

15:20 - 15:45 Pitfalls of an off-site SSD provider and how to make the relationship work. Karen Tweed (Northern General Hospital)

15:45 - Finish