IPS Product Surgery and Corporate Networking Day January 2024

IPS is pleased to confirm the outline of two further events in a rolling programme to support IPS corporate members in particular and commercial organisations in general who work in the HCAI-related space. Our mission is to help effect a better understanding of the need for effective technologies and explore associated commercial opportunities in the NHS.

Corporate Networking Day – Thursday 18th January 2024

This event is available to IPS corporate members and commercial organisations working in the HCAI-related space and places are provided without charge. It is an Open House meeting so firms may apply for any reasonable number of places and IPS will do its best to accommodate such requests.

Welcome Introductions
Rachel Downham, IPS Corporate Affairs Group Lead

IPS Strategy and new arrangements for corporate membership and commercial relations
Kay Miller, newly appointed IPS Interim Managing Director

IPC challenges in new-build hospitals
Pat Cattini,  Associate DIPC, University Hospitals Sussex and past IPS President

Tabletop Exercise: Design the corporate engagement program for Birmingham 2024
Jude Robinson, Independent IPC Nurse Consultant and IPS Scientific Programme Committee Coordinator

Vascular access: has it fallen off the IPC agenda?
Carole Hallam, Independent IPC Nurse Consultant

Matters arising, general discussion, lunch and then depart 

Location: GAMA HQ, The Maylands Building, Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7TG.

How to register your interest in the Networking Day
If you would like to attend the Networking day then please contact Lynne Duncan on The meeting will commence at 10.30 am (refreshments from 0945 am) and be completed by at least 2.00pm.

Product Surgery – Friday 19th January 2024

The purpose of this meeting is to provide corporate organisations an opportunity to meet with a panel of senior professionals to discuss technical, scientific or procurement-related aspects of their emerging or existing technologies. Each surgery session will last 45 minutes and verbal feedback will be provided on the day.

Please note that availability of slots is limited to 6 companies and these will be allocated first to IPS corporate members and then to other applicants. The panel consist of the following;

  • Lisa Butcher, Lead Nurse & Manager for Infection Prevention and Decontamination, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT and IPS President
  • Mark Garvey, TBC
  • Sally Palmer, Nurse Consultant IPC, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IPS Deputy Secretary

Location: GAMA HQ, The Maylands Building, Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7TG.

The deadline for all applications/ submissions for the Surgery is 9am Monday 8th January 2024. If you are interested, please contact Lynne Duncan on who will send an entry criteria and application form by return.

IPS Technology Endorsement Programme
Have you applied yet for IPS endorsement of your product or technology? This can be done easily and at a small cost. Details get posted for all to see at and you get to use the Endorsement Logo on sales and other material. This is an eye-catching way to promote the efficacy of what you do?