IPS Annual Awards Programme

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The Infection Prevention Society 2019 Awards shortlists

Our annual awards enable us to recognise the talent and commitment that lies within our membership at a branch / Special Interest Group (SIG), team and at individual practitioner level. The work that you engage in on a day-to-day basis ensures that the IPS Vision is a reality and that the people we care for are safe.

Nominations are now closed and we are pleased to announce the final shortlists for the four awards:

  • IPS Practitioner of the Year
    This award will be presented to an IPS member who stands out ‘above and beyond’ by implementing infection prevention strategies and initiatives within their immediate area or more widely across their organisation or community.
    • Jane Mastin, Infection Prevention Nurse and Sepsis Lead, Lancashire County Council (LCL)
    • Kerry Holden, Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • Joanne Reynard, Leeds Community Health and Leeds GP Confederation


  • IPS Team of the Year sponsored by Daniels Healthcare
    This award will be presented to a team who have demonstrated cohesive teamwork to implement effective infection prevention initiatives and improve practice within their area.
    • Infection Prevention & Control Team, Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    • IPC and quality improvement teams at Imperial
    • Infection Prevention & Control Team, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


  • IPS Branch/Special Interest Group of the Year
    This award will be presented to an IPS branch or special interest group who has demonstrated how they have introduced activities that have contributed to strengthening the branch function, including: meeting structure, attendance, study day attendance and in particular through innovation.
    • IPS Wales Branch
    • IPS Yorkshire Branch
    • IPS IV Forum Special Interest Group


  • IPS Link Practitioner of the Year
    This award will acknowledge a Link Practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to furthering infection prevention that has a direct impact on patient care in their workplace.
    • Sue Arthur, Housekeeper, Ward 5 at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
    • Gillian Mansfield, Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Livewell Southwest
    • Simon Lewis, Staff Nurse, Adult Medical Admissions Unit (AMAU), Prince Philip Hospital, Hywel Dda University Health Board

 The winners will be announced during the Infection Prevention Society Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Monday 23rd September 2019 at the Rum Warehouse, Liverpool. For more information CLICK HERE.

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Congratulations to all our 2018 stars of infection prevention:

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to win one of these awards? We asked our 2018 winners what it was like to win and this is what they had to say:



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