Speakers

Dr Alison Tavaré
Time: 09:40AM – 10:10AM Topic: Sepsis – Spreading the NEWS in the West of England. Brief presentation description: The transition from NEWS to NEWS2 in the community; the practicalities An emerging West of England/ NHSE/LeDeR collaboration to develop a bundle of care to reduce the incidence and mortality from sepsis. People with learning disability on average...
Kate Cheema
Time: 10:10AM – 10:40AM  Topic: The Suspicion of Sepsis – The Analytics  Biography: Kate Cheema describes herself as a ‘career analyst’ working in a range of analytical roles throughout the NHS over the last 15 years.  Kate is currently head of the Patient Safety Measurement Unit and is passionate about the effective use of data to effect...
Ron Daniels
Time: 11:40AM – 12:00PM Topic: Sepsis – A Patient Perspective Biography: Dr Ron Daniels BEM is the Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust where he provides clinical advice to NHS England, the Department of Health and to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,...
Adam Roberts
Time: 04:30PM – 04:50PM   Topic: Anti Microbial Resistance in the Third World   Biography: Adam graduated in Applied Biology from Coventry University in 1995 and with a PhD from the University of London in 2002. Worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London until joining...
Accelerate Diagnostics
Clinical Experiences with Fast Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing   Benefits of Attending  In addition to a brief technology overview of the Accelerate Pheno™ system, attendees will hear presentations from two District General Hospitals, one UK based and one Ireland based, on the potential impact of rapid diagnostics, in their institutions, to: • Escalate to effective therapy...
Ruth May
Ruth May was appointed as Executive Director of Nursing at NHS Improvement within the Nursing  Directorate in April 2016 following her role as Director of Nursing at Monitor. She currently also holds the post as Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and has previously held the roles of Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England (Midlands and East),...
Celia Ingham Clark MBE
Celia Ingham Clark is the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness at NHS England.   She trained in Cambridge and London and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 1996.   After early work in medical education she developed an interest in quality improvement and this took her through several medical...
Emma Wiley
Dr. Emma Wiley is a microbiology registrar and Healthcare Infection Society Graham Ayliffe fellow at University College Hospital London. She has special interests in quality improvement approaches to reducing E coli bloodstream infections, antibiotic stewardship qualitative research and behaviour change, C difficile infection and the equality and diversity impact of NHS Dress Codes.  Medical education...
Liz Cross
Liz Cross is an advanced nurse practitioner at Attenborough Surgery in Watford, Herts, UK, and CLAHRC fellow. In the winter of 2015/16, in a bid to improve antibiotic stewardship in her clinics, Liz piloted C Reactive Protein point of care testing (CRP POCT) for the management of lower respiratory tract infections in line with the...
Vanessa Whatley
Vanessa Whatley began her career in infection prevention and control at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust in 1997. Since then she has held lead role posts in acute trusts in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, where the Team has achieved national recognition for rapid reduction in MRSA bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection rates as well as MSSA bacteraemia...