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Study Day 2018

17th September, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

What could possibly go wrong? Lessons learned in decontamination

An excellent learning opportunity for all those involved in decontamination from hands-on operatives, decontamination managers, infection prevention practitioners and associated professionals to extend their knowledge and improve practice.

On the day

09:30 – Registration and refreshments

10:00 –  Welcome and introduction by Val O’Brien, CSC Chair

Chairman: Gill Ellis-Pow – What could possibly go wrong?

10:10 –  Surgical instruments – what you see is what you get, but is it fit for purpose?
Paul Anderson, Regional Operations Manager, STERIS Instrument Management Services
and Sharon Fox, Trust Decontamination and Sterile Service Manager, University Hospitals
Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

10:50 – What could possibly go wrong – very difficult situations that involved the AE(D) to try
and resolve
Graham Stanton, Retired Senior Decontamination Engineer, Shared Services, and currently
Chair of IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board

11:20 – Coffee break

Chairman: Gillian Hill – How to investigate and manage risk

11:50 – Linking incident assessment and patient risk
Peter Hoffman, Public Health England

12:20 – Human factors: culture and why things go wrong
Martin Kiernan, Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West

12:50 – Discussion and questions

13:00 – Lunch

Chairman: David Jenkins – Lessons learned and planning ahead to reduce risk

14:00 – Serious untoward incident investigation: lessons learned
Shirley Hoskins, Assistant Service Manager for Clinical Support Services, Abertawe Bro
Morgannwg University Health Board

14:30 – Major Trauma Network: maintaining availability of trauma sets in a mass casualty event
Bob Winter, National Clinical Director, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response NHS England

15:10 – It’s all in the planning: how to close sterile services without anybody noticing
Alison Gee, Nottingham University Hospitals

15:50 – Questions and closing remarks

16.00 – Close of meeting


The venue

Nestled within and surrounded by some of the most fascinating and beautifully landscaped gardens in the country, Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a striking event space, just 1.5 miles from central Birmingham. The venue is easily accessible from the M6, M5 and M42, and a few minutes by taxi from New Street Station.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Westbourne Road,
B15 3TR

By car:
From the M40: Take M42 West to M5 then:
From the M5: Leave at junction 3 and take A456 signposted City Centre. Turn right onto B4129 (Norfolk Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
From the M6: Leave at junction 6 and take A38(M) to City Centre. Follow underpasses signposted Birmingham West to A456. At Five Ways island turn left onto B4217 (Calthorpe Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
Locally: Follow signs for Edgbaston then brown tourist signs to Botanical Gardens.

By bus:
Buses 10, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 29 stop in Westbourne Road (westbound) and Harborne Road (eastbound).

By train:
From Five Ways Station – 15 minutes walk/bus. Turn left on leaving the station, walk to the roundabout (8 mins.), take bus 22 from the stop in Calthorpe Road to Westbourne Road (4 mins.) and then alight near the Gardens (1 min.).
From Birmingham New Street Station – Buses (as above) from Colmore Row or 20 minutes’ taxi ride.

The on-site car park has space for 120 cars. These spaces are available on a first come first served basis. The car parking is free of charge, however, delegates must enter their vehicle registration in the touch screen stand in the reception. The car park is monitored with ANPR, and failure to enter the correct registration will result in a penalty notice.


17th September, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


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