IPS IV Forum Webinar Series


The IPS IV Forum Webinar Series Spring 2021 - a series of seminars aimed at IPS members and interested non-members

There are monthly webinars taking place on zoom - all are available for IPS members and non-members. The schedule below shows the planned forums but these are subject to change due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (though the time and date is fixed). 

If you are looking for details of the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 - please click here 

Click on the links below to take you to the specific webinar - or scroll down the page. 


Our Next Webinar - June 2021 

Theme: Prevention of vascular access blood stream infections

Date: June: 24th June 2021 16.30 - 18.00, 

Please register in advance for this seminar
Zoom link: webinar/register/june2021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Kindly supported by:

The role of the environment in prevention of VAD related BSI

Dr Mark Garvey







Consultant Clinical Scientist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospital Birmingham

Mark Garvey is a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology and the Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control for the Infection Prevention and Control Service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Mark is also the Director of the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory that investigates hospital infection and provides practical. Mark’s interests include water microbiology focusing on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and novel Infection Prevention and Control practice.

The role of asepsis in prevention of VAD related BSI

Professor Jennie Wilson

Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London and IPS President

Jennie has worked in the field of infection prevention and control for over 30 years. She has a degree in microbiology, MSc in Public Health and PhD. She worked clinically as an infection control nurse specialist in London and at the Health Protection Agency where she led the Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Service. She is an author of the Epic National Evidence-based Guidelines for Preventing HCAI in NHS Hospitals in England and the textbook, Infection Control in Clinical Practice. Her current research interests include the use of clinical gloves, improving the management of urinary catheters and hydration of the frail elderly. Jennie takes on the role of President in October 2020.


Past events - details and links to video downloads (members only) 

Theme: Vascular access challenges surrounding Covid 19

Date: January 13th 2021 16.30 - 18.00, 


Kindly supported by:




The Practical Challenges attached to line insertion during the pandemic

Andrew barton 

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and chair of NIVAS


Linking evidence to practice


Evonne Curran 

Nurse Consultant at Infection Control Nurse Consultancy

This presentation is available for IPS members only by clicking  the link below 


Theme: Challenges at the Nightingale Hospitals

Date: February 11th 2021 16.30 - 18.00


Infection Prevention in unfamiliar settings: The use of temporary hospitals in a pandemic.                                             







Martin Kiernan

Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London 

Martin  has worked in infection prevention and control for 28 years in a variety of settings. He is a Visiting Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London and Clinical Director of GAMA Healthcare, where he is responsible for clinical research and education. Prior to this he was Nurse Consultant and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust in the North-West of England. In 2020 he worked as an Infection Prevention specialist at the London Nightingale Hospital at the request of NHS England.

Martin was a member of the Department of Health (England) advisory committee on antimicrobial resistance, prescribing and healthcare-associated infection for ten years, is a past president of the Infection Prevention Society and led the scientific committee for the Healthcare Infection Society international conferences in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

His research interests centre on environmental hygiene, healthcare-associated pneumonia and urinary catheter-associated infections. He has presented at many international conferences, has published over 50 papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Experience delivering vascular access during the pandemic







Rose McGuire 

Intravascular Practitioner at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rose started her NHS career as a healthcare assistant in 2000 and subsequently gained a Diploma in Nursing from Kingston University in 2006, followed by a BSc First Class Honours in Nursing Practice from King’s College London 2014. Over the years she has worked in different clinical settings including Neurology, Neurosciences and Infection Prevention and Control as it relates to IV devices; the last 9 years as a Vascular Access Nurse at King’s College Hospital.

In 2013/14 she set up the Vascular Access service at the King’s Princess Royal Hospital which includes bedside PICC insertion utilising ECG technology. Rose has been involved in and lead on several successful cost saving initiatives including the implementation of clinically indicated removal of PVCs in 2017.

Rose is passionate about the insertion, care and maintenance of IV devices and utilise best available evidence to set and maintain standards through training and education. She has published several journal articles.

This presentation is available for IPS members only by clicking  the link below 


Theme: Vessel Health and Preservation

Date: March 16th 2021 16.30 - 18.00

Kindly supported by:



UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) Framework: Updated VHP 2020  

Dr Andrea Denton

Independent Nurse Consultant

Having worked for over 35 years as a nurse, Andrea is currently an Independent Nurse Consultant (infection prevention, education and training). The role incorporates amongst others external audit work reviewing national and local educational IPC material and consultancy work with independent companies. I am also an Independent End Point Assessor, for health care apprenticeship roles and work on a voluntary basis (honorary contract) at a local Trust as an Infection Prevention and Control Advisor.

Andrea is an active member of Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and communications officer/secretary for the Yorkshire Branch of the IPS, having previously been the Education and Professional Development Co-ordinator (EPDC) and an IPS Board member. Throughout her time in the IPS she was involved in developing, reviewing and endorsing educational material, updating national IPC competences as well as research projects and grant awards. Andrea is also an active member of IPS subgroups; VHP (vessel health preservation) and DRIPP (device related infection prevention practices), exploring and developing resources to improve vascular access.


Chris Potter

Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner

Elaine Scannell

Infection Prevention & Control Nurse

Both working for North Bristol NHS Trust a 1000 bed Major Trauma Centre of the South West.


Chris qualified in 2005 as an Operating Department Practitioner and spent the first 11 years working as an Anaesthetic Assistant. In 2016 Chris was appointed as the Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner and has set up and led the vascular access service placing Midlines, PICC’s, acute CVC’s and Tunnelled Catheters. Working towards his Masters in Advanced Practice, he is passionate about developing individual practitioners to be promoters of vessel health, cascading a model of excellence and expertise through the standardisation of products and guidelines relating to vascular access.


Elaine qualified as a registered nurse in 2005, spending the next 13 years in three Level 3 NICUs. Having chosen to study change management and leadership, she used that knowledge to implement instrumental change programmes within those teams. Having completed a Masters module in Bacterial Infections in 2017, she joined the NBT IP&C team in 2019 to pursue her passion in reducing healthcare associated infection and improving patient outcomes by enabling staff on the ground to easily access evidence based resource and tools. Elaine is focussed on ensuring standardised evidence based practice across the trust, accounting for the variations and specialist nature of each ward, enabling change by removing barriers to practice through consideration of the activity and pressures at the point of care.



This presentation is available for IPS members only by clicking  the link below 


Theme: Reducing Vascular access complications

Date: April: 21st 2021 16.30 - 18.00, 


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Defining vascular access teams

Andrew Jackson

IV Nurse Consultant, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

35 years working in the NHS, England. Twenty-five years in vascular access. Splitting my time between direct clinical care, education, research and leadership. Developing new processes e.g. VIP Score (1996), Vascular Access Team (2001) and Integrated OPAT service (2012). Sharing best practice. Ensuring evidence is put into practice. Improving patient outcomes. Delivering on the patient safety agenda. Also, Director of IVTEAM.com a free online service that provides IV updates without any subscriber or financial related restrictions.


3 Ps  to MARSI: A Case Study

Maya Guerrero

Clinical Specialist, NHS SC - Clinical Collaboration Team, Honorary CNS- Vascular Access, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Maya is currently a Clinical Specialist Lead for the Clinical Collaboration Team of the NHS Supply Chain. She has worked as Deputy Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist for Vascular Access & IV Therapy (Frimley Park Hospital), which enabled her to gain a whole wealth of experience and expertise within the field. She has delivered presentations both National and International Conferences and has published articles in the British Journal of Nursing and Journal of Kidney Care. Also, as a guest Blogger for the Australian’s Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR).

Maya keeps herself clinically up to date and takes pride as an Honorary Specialist Practitioner at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trusts and a Visiting CNS at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. In her spare time, she supports the Filipino Nurses Association as a Regional Board Director.

Maya has Bachelor of Science Degrees, in Nursing and Physical Therapy. She also received her BSc in Clinical Practice with Honours and currently studying for a MSc in Healthcare Practice at the University of Surrey. Maya has also obtained her post- graduate qualification as an Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.

This presentation is available for IPS members only by clicking  the link below 


Theme: Human Factors and Proficiencies in Vascular Access

Date: May: 20th 2021 16.30 - 18.00, 


Kindly supported by:


Human Factors in Vascular Access

Dr Neil Wigglesworth, PhD, MPH, BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Health Research), MFPH, RN







Director of Infection Prevention and Control, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Neil qualified as a nurse in 1987 and following a clinical career primarily in critical care nursing, he moved into the field of infection prevention and control in 1995. Neil has worked in a number of nurse specialist, management, research and nurse consultant roles in the speciality as well as in Public Health/Health Protection and was appointed to the role of Director, Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC) on the Board of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in March 2021, having been DIPC at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust previously. Neil is the current Chair of the International Federation of Infection Control, a member of the Antimicrobial Prescribing Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (APRHAI) advisory committee to the Department of Health and Social Care (England) and a previous President of the Infection Prevention Society as well as a past Editor of the Journal of Infection Prevention. He has a particular interest in Quality Improvement approaches and in particular, Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE).


The CapitalNurse IV Therapy Passport - developing a collaboratively agreed proficiency pathway.

Susie Scott

IV Project Lead / IV Therapy Passport Lead

Susie Scott is the Project Lead for the IV Therapy Passport at CapitalNurse, and a content author and editor.

Susie has extensive experience as both an adult Critical Care Nurse and a Critical Care Clinical Practice Educator with a broad and varied career in several intensive care units in England and Australia, and with a broad range of teams.  

Susie has an interest in education and specifically clinical education. She has also worked as a visiting lecturer for University of West London and is a NMC registered teacher.

More recently, Susie is in post as Senior Nurse for apprenticeship education at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust alongside her work on the IV Therapy Passport with CapitalNurse.  


This presentation is available for IPS members only by clicking  the link below