IPS IV Forum Webinar Series 2023


We are delighted to announce the 2023 IV Webinar series.


More information will be posted here as it becomes available. For IPS members, further details will be published in the Presidents Digest. 

We look forward to seeing you. 

Details of our previous events

21st February 2023

Theme: Sustainability

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

Kindly supported by :  Vernacare

Speaker 1 : Angela Hayes

Session Title: The Climate Crisis: Am I bothered?

Bio: Angela is a Clinical Nurse Specialist employed within Specialist Supportive and Palliative Care at The Christie Foundation Trust in Manchester. She has a background in Intensive Care, Management and Teaching. She leads on Corneal Donation in her Trust.

Angela is also a Climate Change activist – both at home and in work. She is passionate about the environment and getting the Climate Crisis health message out to other HealthCare Professionals – presenting on this subject both inside and outside her hospital. Carbon Literate, and one of 4 Carbon Literacy trainers, she leads on ‘Clinical’ Sustainability in her Trust, and received a prize for her sustainability work in the Best Social Responsibility Programme category at the Nursing Times Workforce awards.

Speaker 2 : Lorraine Williams

Session Title: Picture This


I am working as the Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Lead Nurse at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, where I have the honour of leading a dedicated team of IPC Practitioners and working with a committed multidisciplinary staff group throughout the Trust. I have nursing experience as an endoscopy nurse, amongst other disciplines, and have a gained a teaching qualification along the way. I strongly believe in lifelong learning, wide collaboration, and embracing diverse thinking; and completed my MSc in IPC during the COVID19 pandemic at the University of West London, under the tutelage of Professor Jennie Wilson, where I have the privilege of being an Honorary Lecturer. 

I am a Mary Seacole NHS Leadership Academy graduate and a Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni, which I wear with pride. This has provided me with valuable insights into working with others, in a complex environment to achieve safe care; pursuing the eradication of avoidable infections is a firm passion.

29th March 2023

Theme: IVOS

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Speaker 1 : Val Weston

Session Title: to be confirmed

Bio: Valya is a registered nurse, and has worked both in the UK and the US. For the past 17 years Valya has worked within the fields of Infection Prevention and Control and Tissue Viability, both in the private sector and in the NHS. Valya has a BSc in Professional Practice and an MSc in Clinical Leadership. Valya has been an active member of the Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) group, which is a major project to explore the concept of Vessel Health & Preservation (VHP) for use in the UK and is working collaboratively with the Royal College of Nursing and the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society. She also leads on the development of an IV passport.

Currently she is working at NHS England as a National Infection Prevention and Control Improvement Lead. Valya has a keen and proactive interest in working with other healthcare specialities to reduce the incidences of healthcare acquired infections and promote patient safety.

Speaker 2 : TBC

Session Title: to be confirmed

9th May 2023

Theme : Introducing change

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Kindly supported by : BBraun

Speaker 1 : Andrew Barton

Session Title: to be confirmed

Bio: Andrew is the nurse lead at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust where he manages a unit with a team of specialist nurses on multiple sites who provide intravenous day unit infusion services and the nurse led vascular access service. Andrew has extensive experience in placing all vascular access devices including PICC and Implanted PORTS. 

Andrew is well published in journals, undertakes regular research projects and has spoken internationally in 23 countries about his clinical practice. 

Andrew also chairs the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) of the UK, an organisation which aims to support and guide national evidenced based best practice in IV therapy and vascular access and offer a network to vascular access teams across the UK.


Speaker 2 : Glynis Bennett

Session Title: to be confirmed

20th June 2023

Theme: Vessel health and preservation 

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Kindly supported by : Telefex

Speaker 1 - TBC

Session Title : to be confirmed

Speaker 2 - TBC

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