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IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016

Cleaning your hands is one of the most important actions anyone can carry out to prevent infection.  For the past 15 years, patient safety organisations in the UK and the World Health Organisation globally, have been focused on making hand hygiene a routine behaviour in healthcare settings.  Each year on 5th May, the WHO issues a ‘call to action’ that promotes hand hygiene globally.  The IPS will be supporting this call to action through a Hand Hygiene Relay involving the transfer of a torch baton around the UK and Ireland.  The Hand Hygiene Torch Tour launched on 5th May 2016 in each of the UK capital cities, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Wales and Belfast; in Dublin the Republic of Ireland and in Malta to engage the Society’s international membership.  To find out more about the aims of the torch tour please click here to view the briefing paper.

Listen to a few words from our patron Professor Didier Pittet about the IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016.

In a second video on our Resources page, Professor Didier Pittet talks about the importance of hand hygiene including: IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016 (#IPSTorchTour16), the WHO's Hand Hygiene Day, Clean Care is Safer Care, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands and #safesurgicalhands campaigns. View this more in depth video on our Resources page now.

#IPSTorchTour16 launches in Malta, Michael Borg tells us more.

Current Location:

IP2016 in Harrogate, 26th September - 28th September 2016

 

Latest Updates ...

26th September 2016
The IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016 (#IPSTorchTour16) is now in Harrogate at IP2016!

 

#IPSTorchTour16

Goes Global

Our International Hand Hygiene Torch will be in ...

May Malta 
15 – 18 May IPAC (Canada), Niagara Falls, Ontario 
18 – 21 May SHEA Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA 
19 – 20 May Sterilizare Conference, Zalau, Romania 
20 – 21 May ICNJ Conference, Oita, Japan
11 – 13 Jun APIC  2016, Charlotte, NC, USA 
22 – 24 Jun WoCoVa, Lisbon, Portugal 
16 – 19 Sep Association for Vascular Access (AVA) 30th Annual Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 
25 - 28 Sep 6th Infection Control Africa Network Congress 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa 


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Photo Gallery

A selection of photos from the most recent events are below.  To view all photos from the torch tour please click here.

Torch Tour By Branch

Scotland Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Scotland Branch: 05 - 15 May 2016)

  • 05 May 11am Edinburgh (contact P Davidson)
    IPS Members, HPS, Scottish Gov, Napier University. 
    Local Press Launch event photo opportunity in Capital City
  • 05 May All day Inverness (contact H Call)
    IPS Members, Clinical staff, Exhibitors Highland Conference Launch event and activities at IPS stand
  • 05 May onwards NA SHEA conference (contact K Wares)
    K Wares Raise awareness at event and utilise Twitter re photo opportunities
  • 05 May TBC Public Involvement Group, Dumfries (contact Elaine Ross)
    IPS members Glo Box in local shopping centre, Olympic curler along for a photo .
  • 09 May 1-3pm High School Of Dundee (contact P Davidson and A Jack)
    IPS members, Junior school staff and pupils and school Comms team and local press Awareness activities with glow and tell box , Torch and materials, photo opportunity.
  • 09 May TBC Sweetie Brae Nursery, Stathaven (contact L Roy)
    IPS members, school staff and children and local press Awareness activities with glow and tell box , Torch and materials, photo opportunity
  • 13 May 9.30am onwards University of Dundee (contact P kydd)
    IPS members and students and teaching staff Awareness activities with glow and tell box , Torch and materials, photo opportunity
  • 13 May 9.30am Hilltops Nursery, Milnagavie (contact J Clarkson)
    Margaret Tannahill & Jan Clarkson, nursery staff and children • Hand hygiene awareness to be carried out in the nursery (3-5 year olds) • Nursery staff to read Janey's story to children • Jan to use UV glow box with the children • Nursery staff to sing Handy Andy song with children

North East Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (North East Branch: 16 - 25 May 2016)

  • 17 May afternoon children's nursery in Hartlepool
    Lesley Wharton will be at a children's nursery in Hartlepool teaching the children about the importance of hand hygiene.
  • 17 May afternoon HMS Trincamalee
    Lesley Wharton will be taking the torch to HMS Trincamalee at the historic quay.
  • 17 May afternoon Transporter Bridge
    Lesley Wharton will be taking the torch to the Trasnporter Bridge (North East Landmark).   
  • 20 May Busybodies  - Bright Lea Nursery
    Jean Law will be visiting a local nursery to teach the children about hand hygiene 
  • 23 May Appletree Care Home
    Jean Law will be visiting a local care home to teach resident's and visitors about the importance of hand hygiene 
  • More details coming soon..

North West Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (North West Branch: 26 May - 5 June 2016)

  • 26 May 10am - 4pm Halton Hospital
    Glynn Marriott IPCN (& student nurse), With various ward staff - Decathlon challenge to visit 10 wards and/or Departments on the Halton site promoting the 5 moments for hand hygiene
  • 26 May Morning Health Manchester - Community
    Healthcare Local authority staff 
  • 27 May all day Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    IPC nurses - Starting well session, care home, breast feeding, LA input and special inpatient school
  • 31 May all day Aintree Hospital IPS Tour
    Led by Debbie Wright Assistant Director for Infection Prevention and Control – An IPS Torch Tour of Aintree University Hospital Trust.  
  • More details to follow..

Northern Ireland Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Northern Ireland Branch: 06 - 14 June 2016)

Northern Ireland NHSCT

  • 6 June 9am St Louis School Assembly & St Colmcille's Primary School, B'mena
    Shaunagh Small IPCN’s & School pupils 
  • 6 June 10am B'Mena Council
    Shaunagh Small IPCN Northern trust.  Mayor and Council representatives attending 
  • 6 June 12noon Return to Practice Students Jordanstown UUJ 
    Return to Practice Students Small & Jean Gilmour IPCN
  • 6 June 2pm Tier 3 training – AAH
    Naomi Baldwin IPS Branch Coordinator, NI Medical Staff Antrim Hospital 
  • 7 June 8.30am Antrim Safety Meeting
    Lyn Surgenor IPCN with Ward Manager, Lead Nurses, etc 
  • 7 June 10am Lab Meeting
    Lorraine Crymble, Naomi Baldwin with Microbiologists and Lab staff 
  • 7 June PM Antrim Hospital
    Visitors and staff 
  • 8 June 9am Ballymena Health & Social Care Centre
    Brighdin McFalone & Gillian with patients and staff 
  • 8 June 11am Cambridge House Assembly
    Tracy Johnson & Brighdin & Gillian with school staff & pupils
  • 10 June 3pm R'town Community Centre
    Tracy Johnson & Lorriane Crymble & general public.  A Queens Afternoon (Tea) Birthday Party 
  • 11 June all day Skydive in Garvagh
    Tracy Johnson, Lorraine & Naomi Baldwin IPS Branch Coordinator with other members of the public
  • 13 June 10am Kingspsan Stadium (Home of Ulster Rugby)
    Stadium manager (David Boyd) & staff plus Lorraine Crymble
  • 14 June PM Portrush seaside town, Rope bridge, Giants' Causeway, Barry's, Golf Club, Bushmills Distillery, Ballycastle - Rathlin Island
    IPCT & general public 
  • 15 June PM Joey Dunlop Centre Ballymoney
    Brighdin McFalone & Gillian Clarke with the public 
  • 15 June PM Hawthorne Day Centre, C'fergus
    Fiona Turtle & staff 

IPS - Northern Ireland - Western Health and Social Care Trust

  • 3 June PM Altnagelvin Hospital 
    Stormont MLAs 
  • 6 June AM Peace Bridge L'Derry
    Wendy Cross, Head IP&C and Nyree McKenny, IPCN with members of the public 
  • 7 June PM Foyle Search & Rescue
    Julie and other crew of Foyle Search and Rescue plus Nyree McKenny 
  • 8 June AM Lisneal College, L'Derry
    Lindsay McClements IPCN and school rep with school kids 
  • 9 June AM WHSCT Board
    Trust Board, CEO, WHSCT, Medical Director, Public rep & IPCN 
  • 11 June AM Sustrans Community Event Guildhall Square
    Sustrans Rep, Nyree McKenny IPCN and members of the public 
  • 12 June AM Foyle Hospice Female Charity Run
    Mayor of Derry, Wendy Cross, Head IP&C, Nichola McClintock IPCN and members of the public 
  • 13 June PM Royal Navy
    Royal Naval Officer & others plus Nyree McKenny IPCN 
  • 14 June PM Marble Arch Caves, Fermanagh
    Tour Rep from Marble Arch Caves and members of the public and Karen Martin IPCN 

Ireland Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Ireland Branch: 15 - 26 June 2016)

  • 20 June 10am The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
    Shideh Kiafar, Carole Hallam and Gary Thirkell meeting with the senior staff before visiting new mums 
  • 20 June 2pm The Campanile, Trinity College, Dublin
    Professor Gerry Lacey, Gary Thirkell and Carole Hallam will be at this iconic landmark 
  • 20 June 5pm Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
    Gary Thirkell and Carole Hallam will be taking the torch to this well known tourist attraction 
  • 21 June 10.30am Mercy International Centre, Dublin
    Professional meeting for Ireland branch members discussing the important issues for Infection Prevention 

Wales Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Wales Branch: 27 June - 05 July 2016)

  • 27 June Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Main entrance & Children's Ward 
  • 27 June St Christopher's School, Wrexham
    Promote hand hygiene with teachers and students with special needs 
  • 27 June Greenacres Farm Park
    Promoting hand hygiene in the petting corner 
  • 28 June IPS South Wales Conference, Cardiff
    One day branch conference 
  • 28 June Chirk Community Hospital, Betsi Cadwalader Univeristy Health Board
    Promote hand hygiene to visitors and staff 
  • 28 June Pontsyllte Viaduct, North Wales
    Walking across the viaduct with torch 
  • 28 June Glyndwr University, North Wales
    Promote hand hygiene with students 
  • 28 June Denbigh Infirmary
  • 29 June Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Nurse Directors promoting hand hygiene 
  • 29 June Central Core Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Laing O'Ourke Walkabout
  • 29 June Children’s Ward, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
  • 29 June Carlton Court
  • 29 June Llandudno Hospital, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
  • 29 June Transporter Bridge, Newport
    Walking across the bridge with the torch 
  • 29 June Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff
  • 29 June Public Health Wales, Cardiff
    Linking and promoting hand hygiene with Health Protection Team
  • 29 June Rhondda Heritage Park, Porth
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff
  • 29 June Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff
  • 30 June Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Promote Hand Hygiene with Bed Management Team 
  • 30 June Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Tour of hospital
  • 30 June Welsh Ambulance Service Trust meeting with staff from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
  • 30 June Community Group- Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board
    Promote community hand hygiene 
  • 30 June Public Health Wales, Cardiff
    Executive Board meeting-promoting hand hygiene 
  • 1 July 9.30am onwards Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bangor
    Rock star Mike Peters will take the baton on a tour of wards and speak to patients about the importance of hand hygiene. 
  • 1 July Carmarthen Castle
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 1 July Cradoc School, Brecon, Powys
    Promote hand hygiene with staff and pupils 
  • 1 July Aberystwyth Castle
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 1 July Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
    Tour of hospital with torch 
  • 2 July Penrhyn Park Run, North Wales
    Promote hand hygiene with runners and spectators 
  • 2 July Pen y Fan Summit, Brecon, Powys 
    Walking up mountain with local amateur dramatic society who are promoting their next production 
  • 2 July Pembroke Castle 
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 2 July Kidwelly Castle 
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 3 July Brecon, Powys 
    Litter picking with volunteers…including Kirsty Williams Education Secretary, Welsh Government, local concillors. Promoting hand hygiene with public and litter pickers 
  • 3 July Pili Palas Nature World, Anglesey 
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 4 July Anglesey Sea Zoo 
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 4 July Caernarfon Castle 
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 4 July Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board 
    Meeting with Welsh Ambulance to promote hand hygiene throughout health board 
  • 4 July Menai Suspension Bridge
  • 5 July Cardiff Bay Mellenium Centre and Barry Island - Nessa's Cafe 
    Tour of Bay promoting hand hygiene with visitors 
  • 5 July Brecon Brownies Pack 
    Hand hygine activities with Brownies 
  • 5 July Ysgol Bro Plenydd
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 
  • 5 July Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm and Animal Park
    Promote hand hygiene with visitors and staff 

          

West Midlands Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (West Midlands Branch: 06 - 17 July 2016)

  • 5 July morning QEHB 
    Professional Expert Forum Decontamination of medical Devices. Photographs with all members. 
  • 6 July all day Bethel Convention Centre, Birmingham 
    IPS West Midlands Branch Conference. Photographs with all speakers and IPS members. 
  • 6 - 15 July Torch Tour at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
    With Kate Prevc. 
  • 6 - 15 July QEHB
    Visiting wards throughout the Trust 
  • 8 July afternoon slot Sepsis Study day at the Saffron Centre Moseley 
    General Practitioners, Practice nurses, Nurses from Care Homes, Hospitals and Hospices. Representation from Birmingham Cross City CCG. 
  • 9 July all day tour of Birmingham 
    Tour of key landmarks 
  • 10 July all day tour of Birmingham 
    Tour of key landmarks 
  • 11 July 10am - 4pm Heart & Lung Atrium 
    Stand promoting hand hygiene with Kim Corbett & Danielle Dain 
  • 11 July 10am - 4pm all wards & departments 
    Visiting wards promoting Hand Hygiene and giving out competition papers 
  • 11 July Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust, Moseley Hall Hospital
    Flu training for Peers 
  • 12 July 10am - 4pm East Entrance 
    Stand promoting hand hygiene with Heather Guttridge & Julia Freeman 
  • 12 July 10am - 4pm all wards & departments 
    Visiting wards promoting Hand Hygiene and giving out competition papers
  • 12 July Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust, St Stephen's
    Outbreak review presentation 
  • 13 July 10am - 4pm Greggs 
    Stand promoting hand hygiene with Claire Hayward & Tracey Jones
  • 13 July 10am - 4pm all wards & departments 
    Visiting wards promoting Hand Hygiene and giving out competition papers 
  • 13 July Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust, Moseley Hall Hospital
    Flu training for Peers 
  • 14 July West Park Hospital 
    Stand promoting hand hygiene with Pat Fern 
  • 14 July 9am - 12pm Torch Tour around West Park Hospital 
    With Mark Beddow 
  • 14 July 1pm - 5pm Torch Tour around New Cross Hospital 
    All IPN's 
  • 15 July 9am - 10.45am Torch Tour around Cannock Chase Hospital 
    With Kim Corbett & Claire Haywood 
  • 15 July 11.30am - 12.30pm Torch Tour around Alfred Squire Health Centre 
    With Kim Corbett & Claire Haywood 
  • 15 July 2pm - 4pm Torch Tour at Wolves Ground 
    With Jodie Winfield & Kim Corbett 

South West Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (South West Branch: 18 - 26 July 2016)

  • 11 June Bristol, Nursing Times Careers Event with St Monica's Trust (contact Heather Kirton)
    For the public and professionals 
  • 14 June Derriford Hospital (contact Claire Haille)
    Infection prevention subcommittee including hand hygiene awards for Trust-wide audit on 5th May
  • 21 June SWIPS Conference, Rougemont Hotel, Exeter (contact Jan De'Witt)
    Branch conference 
  • 22 June 2016 Glastonbury Festival (contact Karen Anderson & Jacqui Cross)
    public music festival 
  • 4 - 8 July Somerset Partnership Trust Study Day and Trust-wide Tour (contact Michelle Barnham)
    Study Day for Health Care Professionals plus roadshow
  • 18 July First Steps Nursery, Exeter (contact Mel Burden)
    With parents, children and nursery staff 
  • 18 July Visit to the Coast Guards, Exmouth (contact Jan De'Witt) 
    With the emergency services
  • 18 - 21 July Bristol Community Trust Sites and Clifton Suspension Bridge (contact Wendy Briggs)
    With staff and patients 
  • 19 July Torbay Hospital (contact Julie Fry and Lynne Kelly)
    Meet and Greet in Torbay Hospital Concourse.  With staff, public and patients 
  • 19 July Main Concourse, Exeter (contact Mel Burden, Jan De'Witt, Judy Potter)
    With staff, public and patients 
  • 20 July all day Devon Partnership Trust ‘Working with Wonford’ Community Day (contact Bridget Spooner)
    For Healthcare professionals and members of the public 
  • 20 July Plymouth (contact Rob Chambers)
    Training event with Royal Navy staff 
  • 21 - 23 July Knowledge Spa with Cornwall IPCT, Plymouth (contact Maria Bennallick) 
    With students 
  • 21 - 23 July Visits to Eden Project, Lands End and the Minack Theatre, Plymouth (contact Maria Bennallick)
    With members of the public 
  • 23 July 11am - 3pm Plymouth Community Team: ‘Stepping out for Sepsis’  (contact Deborah Pudner, Val Radmore)
    For healthcare professionals and members of the public.  For further details click here
  • 23 July  Mid Devon Show, Tiverton (contact Bridget & Lottie Spooner)
    With members of the public 
  • 25 July Tiverton Hospital (contact Bridget Spooner & Jan De'Witt) 
    Concourse at hospital with staff and public 
  • 25 July Royal United Hospital, Bath - Hand Hygiene Event (contact Katie White)
    Trust-wide event for staff, patients and the public, being held in the hospital grounds and supported by Ecolab. 
  • 25 July Visit to Coastguard, Exmouth (contact Jan De Witt)
    With the Emergency Services 
  • 27 July all day Honiton Hospital: ‘Hot Pennies Day’ (contact Jan West)
    For members of the public 

Wessex Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Wessex Branch:  27 July - 07 August 2016)

  • 24 July Netley Primary School (contact Louise Piper)   
  • 25 July Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital (contact Paul Bolton)
    Event 
  • 26 July RBCH (contact Paul Bolton)
    Event 
  • 27 July RBCH (contact Paul Bolton)
    Event 
  • 28 July RBCH (contact Paul Bolton)
    Event 
  • 29 July Brighton Pier (contact Rachael Skates)
  • 30 July Dorset Healthcare and RBCH (contact Lynne Avrell and Paul Bolton)
    Event 
  • 01 August Worthing Pier (contact Rachael Skates)
  • 02 August Arundel Castle (contact Rachael Skates)
  • 02 August Western Sussex Hospital (contact Jo Simmons)
  • 03 August Poole Hospital (contact Kate Crowther)
    Event 
  • 04 August Poole Hospital (contact Kate Crowther) 
    Event 
  • 05 August 8.30am - 9.30am Dorset-wide Post Infection Review Meeting
    With Kate Crowther and members of the Dorset review group 
  • 05 August Naomi House, Winchester (contact Jackie Collins)
  • 07 August Frogmore Windsor Gardens (contact Rachael Skates)
  • 18 September Purbeck Marathon
    Paul Bolton running in Marathon 

London South Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (London South West Branch: 08 - 15 August 2016)

  • 8th August Time TBC Princess Royal Hospital (Public/Staff)
  • 8th August Time TBC PHE Skipton (Public/Staff)
  • 9th August Time TBC PHE Wellington House (Public/Staff)
  • 9th August Time TBC London Ambulance (Public/Staff)
  • 9th August Time TBC GSTT (Public/Staff)
  • 9th August Time TBC Evelina London (Public/Staff) IPC team including IPS VP and staff and possibly patients TBC depending on permission
  • 10th August Time TBC PRUH (Public/Staff)
  • 10th August Time TBC PHE AMR Team (Public/Staff) 
  • 10th August Time TBC Lewisham (Public/Staff) 
  • 11th August Time TBC Kingston and Sutton (Public/Staff) 
  • 12th August Time TBC Chelsea (Public/Staff)
  • 13th August Time TBC London Bus Tour (Public/Staff)
  • 13th August Time TBC Meridian Line Greenwich Park (Public/Staff)
  • 13th August Time TBC Hand over Helipad London Hospital (Public/Staff)

London North Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (London North Branch: 16 - 24 August 2016)

  • 16th & 17th August Barts Trust 
    Handover from London South and visit to five trusts. With Lead Nurse - Martina Cummins  
  • 18th August AM GAMA Headquarters - Watford
    With Agatha Katsande and GAMA team 
  • 19th August All Day Stoke Mandeville
    With Niamg Whittome - Lead Infection Control Nurse 
  • 22nd August All Day North Middlesex
    With Paul Weaving 
  • 23rd August AM Stanmore
    With Mojisola Adeyemi 
  • 23rd August 1pm - 3pm Link Nurse Meeting, Stanmore
    Link nurse meeting on hand hygiene. With Mojisola Adeyemi 
  • 23rd August PM UCLH main hospital atrium
    Flash mob with brass band. With IPCN Hannah Bysouth & UCLH IC MDT 
  • 24th August All Day Barnet and Royal Free
    Lead: Judy Jacques 

East of England Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (East of England Branch: 25 August - 04 September 2016)

  • 25 August 9am IPS East of England Branch members photo (contact Julia Shields)
  • 29 August 10am - 12pm Banham Zoo TBC (contact Helga Foyster)
    UV glow box, zoo train, torch tour 
  • 30 August 9am - 12pm Spire Norwich Hospital (contact Helga Foyster)
    Torch relay in hospital departments 
  • 30 August or 01 September Norwich Community Hospital (contact Simon Isbell)
    IP&C Team photo 
  • 30 August 10am - 4pm East Coast Community Healthcare (contact Rosie Collier)
    Hospital hand hygiene promotion 
  • 31 August 10am - 2pm Cambridge Lea Spire Hospital (contact Alison Collins)
    Local hand hygiene promotion 
  • 31 August Cambridge Lea Spire Hospital (contact Alison Collins) 
    Outpatients hand hygiene promotion 
  • 01 September James Paget Hospital (contact Linda Hawtin) 
    Hospital hand hygiene promotion 
  • 01 - 04 September Provide (contact Julia Shields)  
    Photo op in clinical areas 
  • 04 September 10am - 2pm Wymondham Rugby Club (contact Helga Foyster) 
    Minis rugby teams undertaking UV education.  Line out with the torch 
  • Date TBC Halsted Ward, Provide (contact Sharon Winterton) 
    Staff hand hygiene awareness 
  • Date TBC Norfolk Beach (contact Teresa Lewis)
    Hospital Choir singing at most easterly point 
  • Date TBC Nouvita Community Care (contact Olivia Ndoro)
    Staff hand hygiene awareness 
  • 17 September 1pm - 4pm Dentistry Study Day, East Midlands (contact Fiona Ellwood)
    IPS member speaking at study day 

Trent Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Trent Branch: 05 - 14 September 2016)

  • 18 June 2016 All Day, Arnot Hill Carnival, Nottingham 
    Stand at carnival with Fay Spencer, Fiona Branton, Fiona Hind and Chricy Kainga 
  • 02 - 04 September 2016 9am - 6pm, Chatworth County Fair Peak District (with Jill Perlstrom-Wright, Susie Singleton, Angela Beal & Jude Robinson)
    There will be a stand for 3 days at this huge event in Derbyshire. Mary Berry and the Duke and Duchess have been invited to come and visit our stand amongst other high profile people 
  • 05 September 2016 10am onwards, Bus relay
    The torch will travel around the Trent region using the city's bus routes i.e. 
    Derby, Mansfield, Nottingham, Loughborough, Leicester and then back to Derby
  • 05 September 2016 Highbury Hospital (with Fiona Hind, Notts Health Care Trust)
    The Torch will tour the hospital 
  • 05 September 2016 9am - 3pm, Northampton General Hospital, Main Reception (with Wendy Foster and team)
    There will be a stand in the main reception with the torch
  • 06 September 2016 9am - 3pm,Northampton General Hospital, Main Reception (with Wendy Foster and team) 
    There will be a stand in the main reception with the torch 
  • 06 September 2016 10.30am - 12.30pm, Care home Forum Ilkeston (with Donna Foulkes, NHS Erewash and Southern Derbyshire CCG)
  • 06 September 2016 10am - 1.15pm, Nottingham County Cricket Nottingham Vs Middlesex (with Jude Robinson DMU)
    There will be a stand at the ground for a few hours where the torch will be presented and hand hygiene goodies will be handed out to the public 
  • 06 September 2016 Red Arrows RAF Display and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lincolnshire (with Jane Lord, Kevin Shaw, Lincolnshire CC)
    Jane and Kevin will be presenting the torch at the display and giving out hand hygiene advice
  • 07 September 2016 8am Sherwood Forest Hospitals Hand Hygiene 26 mile relay (with Sally Palmer and the Sherwood Forest IPC Team and Link staff)
    The Sherwood forest IPC team will run a relay marathon across all the sites within their trust with the torch. Chief Executive will start the relay by passing the torch to the first runner at Kingsmill Hospital, the SFT IPC Team and staff will be running with the torch to Mansfield community hospital, then ending at Newark Hospital. 
  • 07 September 2016 9am - 12pm Nottingham City Care Partnership: Into Victoria Shopping Centre (with Fiona Branton and Viv Weston)
    There will be a stand in the shopping centre giving out advise and hand hygiene goodies 
  • 07 September 2016 9am - 1pm Queen’s Medical Centre Main reception and City Hospital Main Reception (with Fay Spencer and Team, Nottingham University Hospitals)
    Stand in the main reception of the hospital 
  • 07 September 2016 10am - 12pm Tesco Mansfield (with Sally Bird, Wendy Walker, Mansfield and Ashfield CCG)
    There will be a stand in the store and advice and goodies will be handed out to the public 
  • 08 September 2016 Practice Nurse Forum Derby (with Donna Foulkes, SD&E CCG)
  • 08 September 2016 Linby cum Papplewick, Linby and Cotmonhay Junior School, Ilkeston (with Jude Robinson)
    Jude will be teaching school children how to wash their hands at 2 different schools in the region 
  • 10 September 2016 Crich Tramway Village
    There will be stand at the tramway village, giving out hand hygiene advice and goodies 
  • 10 September 2016 Helen OGrady Drama Academy (with Donna Foulkes)
    Donna will be teaching the dance students how to wash their hands correctly 
  • 10 September 2016 Nottingham County Football Club vs Accrington Stanley
    There will be a small stand with the torch and lots of advice and goodies given out
  • 12 September 2016 De Montfort University Student Gateway (with Jude Robinson, Deborah Moussous, Karen Smith)
  • There will be a stand in the main student centre, where staff, students and visitors will have the opportunity to take part in the glo and tell exercise, have goodies and see the torch 
  • 13 September 2016 Link meeting Care homes Lincolnshire (with Natalie Liddle)
    Natalie will be sharing hand hygiene tips and advice to staff and presenting the torch 
  • 13 September 2016 Care home Link Day - Retford (with Deborah Hamilton, NHS Bassetlaw CCG)
    Deborah will be sharing hand hygiene tips and advice to staff and presenting the torch 
  • 14 September 2016 RBS Work place Service Kegworth (with Jude Robinson)
    Jude will be taking the torch into the business world, taking in the glo and tell and teaching them how to perform effective hand hygiene as part of their health and well-being initiative 
  • 15 September 2016 IPC Conference Lincolnshire (with Jane Harvey)
    Jane will have a stand at the conference/ presenting the torch and giving out goodies 
  • 17 September 2016 Leicester City Football Club (with EMAS Team / Karen Smith)
    There will be a small stand with the torch and lots of advice and goodies given out the Leicester City Fans 

Yorkshire Branch Dates ... 

Torch Events (Yorkshire Branch: 15 - 26 September 2016)

  • 29 August 2016 Emley Moor, Castle Hill (with Carole Hallam & Sue Cotterill)
  • 18 September 2016 11am, Torch Relay at Whitby Steps (with Alison Swift, Katie Grayson, Allison Charlesworth & Sandra Beaumont)
  • W/C 19 September 2016 Tour of York (with Chris Finch)
    York Minster - Cliffords Tower - City Walls - Jorvik Centre - National Rail Museum - Nuffield Hospital
  • W/C 19 September 2016 University of Huddersfield (with Andrea Denton)
    Freshers Week 
  • W/C 19 September 2016 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cannon Hall Farm (with Jean Robinson)
  • W/C 19 September 2016 Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (with Danielle Hembra)
  • 19 September 2016 National Mining Museum, Wakefield (with Adele Watson)
  • 20 September 2016 Humber Bridge (with Maurice Madeo, Viv Duncanson, Jayne Girdham, Noelle Williams, Greta Johnson
  • 21 September 2016 MH Museum, Fieldhead Hospital Site (with Adele Watson)
  • 22 September 2016 All day, City Health Care Partnerships, Hull (with Donna Craven)
    Link champions meeting and tour of community bases. 
  • 23 September 2016 Tour of Harrogate (with Gill Johnson & Jen Featherstone
    Harrogate Hospital - Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre - Tate House Residential Care Home - Kingswood Medical & Dental Centre - The Stray - Bettys Tea Rooms - Turkish baths - Royal Hall - Harrogate Conference Centre - Link Champions meeting