Outbreaks and the DIPC: managing the fallout - programme

20 June 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments


10:00 – 10:30

How does the HSE investigate and enforce, and how does that help you

Vin Poran, Microbiology and Biotechnology Unit, HSE Biography

10:30 – 11:00 

The Vale of Leven Hospital outbreak: are the findings of the inquiry still relevant today?

Annette Jeanes, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and tea


11:15 – 12:00

Effective communication in a crisis – the role of the DIPC

Dr Sara Mumford, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Biography

12:00 – 12:40

Effective communication in a crisis – external communications

Julie Phelan, Communications Director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
12:40 - 13:10

Effective communication in a crisis – making IT work for you

Emma Hoyle, Associate Director Infection Prevention & Control, Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust Biography

13:10 - 13:50



13:50 - 14:20

Incidents across organisational boundaries: lessons from a complex patient notification (“lookback”) exercise

Dr Vanessa MacGregor, Public Health England East Midlands Biography
14:20 - 14:50

Business planning for outbreak diagnostics

Dr Mohammad Raza, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

14:50 - 15:00

Comfort break

15:00 - 15:30

Managing your staff - the role of occupational health

Dr Blandina Blackburn, Association of National Health Occupational Physicians Biography
15:30 – 16:00

Hot Topic: Community C. difficile – what’s happening and what are we doing about it?

Professor Mark Wilcox, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University of Leeds

16:00 - 17:00

Social: refreshments and networking