IPS - Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination



Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) is an IPSEducational Pillar sponsored by our Corporate Partners Sodexo and Essity(Tork) .


A free educational event full of key speakers  will take place on  23rd November 2021 in Northampton.

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Our first in-person conference is headed by IPS Vice President Lisa Butcher

Lisa Butcher, Vice President of IPS, supporting the President, Management Executive Group and Board of Trustees, leads the current work group taking this forward along with Hannah Bysouth and Jon Otter.

The Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination educational pillar  (ECD) will focus on water, ventilation, decontamination, environmental cleaning, and hand hygiene.

The free-to attend event will comprise of session based presentations, led by experts in the field combined with a number of interactive workshops. This first event will be aimed at IPC practitioners that have little knowledge or experience in the subject of infection prevention across environment, cleaning and decontamination.

The objective of the ECD pillar is to educate IPS members on specific topics to promote and support the adoption of best practice in cleaning and decontamination to prevent healthcare associated infections throughout the patient journey.


To find out more about our first live event on 23rd November 2021 visit:

IPS Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination Educational Conference 


We are delighted to have the following speakers at this event 

  • Lisa Butcher - IPS Vice President
  • Peter Hoffman Consultant Clinical Scientist
  • Martin Kiernan - Clinical Fellow Richard Wells Research Centre
  • Jon Otter - Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Guy's and St Thomas'
  • Daniel Pitcher - Founder, The Water Hygiene Centre
  • Karren Staniforth - Clinical Scientist



ECD Commercial Partners - Our thanks go to Sodexo and Tork/Essity for supporting this project 


Download the IPS and Tork partnership press release - Here