IPS IV Forum Webinar Series 2024


2024 IV Webinar series.

Following on from the successful and well evaluated series of  IV Webinars 2023, dates for the 2024 webinarshave been confirmed.

20th February 2024

16:30 - 18:00

Theme: Sustainability


Kindly supported by :  MTP Innovations


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 : Graham Pike

Session Title: to be confirmed

Bio: Graham is the IPC and Clinical Sustainability Lead at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon. He is also the Coordinator of the Infection Prevention Society’s Sustainability Special Interest Group.

Graham began his IPC career in 2009 at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as a Research Nurse and was the Matron for IPC at Northampton General Hospital during the COVID pandemic. A nurse for 21 years, his first degree was actually in physics where he specialised in atmospheric physics; a background that has informed his concerns about the damage being done to the planet by human activity and led to his current work highlighting the role IPC can play in moving to sustainable healthcare.

Speaker 3 : Imogen Stringer MNurSci RN

Session Title: to be confirmed

Bio: Imogen is currently acting as a Chief Sustainability Officers’ Clinical Fellow in the Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship team in the Chief Nursing Office, NHSE. She is leading nationally on an infection prevention and control and sustainability collaborative across health and social care, alongside work surrounding behavioural insights of nurses and midwives to provide lower carbon care, net zero education and training and running the NHSE Nursing and Midwifery Sustainability Network.

Her substantive role is a Senior Clinical Nurse Educator within Critical Care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. With the skills and expertise form these roles, she is  uniquely equipped to incorporate education and leadership, clinical nursing, and sustainable healthcare principles together. 

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30th April 2024

16:30 - 18:00

Theme: Extravasation

Kindly supported by : BD

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 : Karen Harrold

Session Title: to be confirmed

Bio: Karen has over 35 years’ experience in cancer nursing, reaching the conclusion very early on her career that this is one of the most rewarding specialisms in nursing.

Her current role as SACT and IV access nurse consultant combines two equally exciting and rewarding specialty areas (oncology and IV access). As a SACT specialist nurse she is acutely aware of the potential for and consequences of chemical phlebitis and extravasation and is passionate about improving outcomes for cancer patients by ensuring best practice in the appropriate use of use of vascular access devices.

Karen strongly believes that all care should be patient centred, with a collaborative approach to service provision and actively encourages the utilisation of nursing research and evidence-based practice in order to improve the patient experience. Karen successfully completed her PhD in 2019 which explored the quality of care in extravasation management. This has resulted in a change in the patient pathway to ensure more timely and patient focused care.

The patients Karen sees in her clinical role are in a very vulnerable phase of their life, taking a huge step into the great unknown. Many of them have only recently received a cancer diagnosis and are now facing the daunting prospect of having a CVAD placed before they can even start SACT. Consequently, when working in the PICC insertion clinic she often finds herself discussing the patient’s whole treatment pathway including SACT toxicities as well as discussing the rationale and process for CVAD insertion.

She considers herself lucky to have a job that, whilst being demanding and challenging, is always interesting, inspiring and varied with no two days ever the same.

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19th June 2024

16:30 - 18:00

Theme : to be confirmed

Kindly supported by : TBC


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Speaker 2 : to be confirmed

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8th October 2024

16:30 - 18:00

Theme: to be confirmed

Kindly supported by : TBC


Speaker 1 - to be confirmed

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