IPS have been working with commercial members since 2016 and launched the Corporate Affairs Group (CAG) as a joint venture between the IPS and commercial members to provide a robust and effective foundation upon which to optimise the relationship between the IPS members and our corporate partners.
Corporate Membership costs £1,500 plus VAT
Corporate members benefit from:
- Access to Technology Focus Groups and Product Surgeries
- Invites to Corporate Networking Days with industry colleagues, IPS members, members of the IPS Board and NHS opinion leaders.
- Use of IPS Corporate Member Logo on company headed paper, compliment slips and business cards for the period of corporate membership.
- Ability to obtain IPS approval of educational and training materials which may be may be submitted to the Education and Professional Development Committee.
- Use the IPS website to showcase products and technologies that demonstrate efficacy and practical in-use features.
- Get priority choice of exhibition space at our conferences and events - three weeks priority booking.
- Corporate members are acknowledged in the IPS Conference and Exhibition Handbook on a specific ‘thank you’ page.
- Use the corporate member’s link in the IPS Web Site
- Use the access to an online directory of IPS members without charge
View our current corporate partners
Many corporate members also utilise opportunities to
Access and Connect - use the quarterly without-charge Networking Days to mix with industry colleagues from the HCAI-space along with IPS Board and other full members
Show and Tell - use the Society at branch and national level to showcase products and technology and make use to the IPS Industry Insights web site where we show products and technologies that have been endorsed by the IPS
Listen and Learn - get involved with the without-charge quarterly Product Surgeries providing the opportunity to meet with IPS ‘IPC experts’ and discuss the efficacy of your product or technology along with other aspects of successful selling into the NHS
Private Coaching and Advice - take advantage of the opportunity to have IPS put together experts panels specifically to examine your product or technology in depth and be able to discuss all aspects in a private and confidential forum
Contact and Be Heard - have a direct private line into the IPS Board through the Corporate Affairs Group to give feedback on what works for you and what might be done better so as to optimise the ROI on your membership subscription
Research and Educate - become a member of the IPS R&D Group and provide expert advice or commission research concerning your products. Through the Education and Training Group provide support to the IPS education programme or seek advice and evaluation on best practice issues and training materials
Tried and Tested – get your technology or products reviewed by an IPS expert panel and if approved get to use the coveted IPS Product Endorsement Logo - for two years
Skills and Knowledge – use the expert knowledge in the IPS to train your staff in basic and advanced infection and prevention control theory and practice
Other key benefits of being and IPS corporate member are as follows
Where funding and content sufficiency allow the Corporate Affairs Group will organise and host up to four Product Surgeries and Networking Days each year. Both of these events are provided without charge to corporate members.
Product Surgeries – three senior and respected IPS members are brought together in the form of an expert panel and up to six commercial organisations are able to meet with them for 45 minutes each and discuss the attributes of their products, technologies or designs and seek advice on matters of efficacy, in-use features and the potential or actual benefits to the NHS.
Networking Days – on the day following the Product Surgeries corporate members and other commercial organisations join with high quality speakers from government, the NHS and industry along with IPS Board members to review and discuss contemporary issues associated with HCAI and specific business issues that impact on the infection prevention and control environment.
IPS Industry Insights (paid-for service) - efficacy and in-use information concerning products and technologies may be submitted to IPS and will be subject to a review process. Where an expert panel are satisfied that the required standards are reached the product or technology may be placed on the IPS Industry Insights web site which is an open and public site and which is being developed to become the go-to reference site for endorsed product and technologies. An endorsement logo may also be used where products or technologies have been so approved.