IPS Speaker Carole Hallam

Carole Hallam

Independent Nurse Consultant, AC Independent Nursing Consultants

Carole has been a registered nurse for over 40 years with 25 years working in the speciality of infection prevention and control. Since September 2019, she has worked as an Independent Nurse Consultant providing infection prevention and vascular access advice, training and audit to a number of companies and to NHS trusts. During the pandemic, she has worked as both IPC Matron at the Yorkshire Nightingale Hospital and Nurse Manager of her local Covid vaccination clinic.

Carole has held a number of roles with the Infection Prevention Society including Board member/England Country Lead.  Being an IPS Board member has given her a National perspective on infection prevention and control. She has led, on behalf of the IPS, the Vessel Health and Preservation working group to develop the UK VHP Framework. Carole has published a number of journal articles and more recently she has authored a chapter in the Vessel Health and Preservation: The right Approach for Vascular Access book. She is also a peer reviewer for two journals.

In addition, since 2005 Carole has provided voluntary support to hospitals in Romania. The support has included providing training and education, quality improvement projects, hand hygiene campaigns and the development of an infection control practical guidance book. Carole has been awarded four prestigious awards, IPS Practitioner of the Year award, Nursing Times Award for the partnership working in Romania, British Journal of Nursing ‘Rising star in IV therapy’ award and the COPAC award for sustained support to healthcare staff in Romania.