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.
09:30 – Registration and refreshments
10:00 – Welcome and introduction by Val O’Brien, CSC Chair
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
Graham Stanton, Retired Senior Decontamination Engineer, Shared Services, and currently
Chair of IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board
11:20 – Coffee break
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
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
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
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.
Buses 10, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 29 stop in Westbourne Road (westbound) and Harborne Road (eastbound).
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.