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Infection Group

The UKCPA Infection Committee is one of the most active specialist Committees within UKCPA. They are passionate about the expertise that clinical pharmacists can contribute to the healthcare team in managing infection and antimicrobial stewardship.

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Adel Sheikh

Chair

Antimicrobial/Respiratory Lead Pharmacist,

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Stephen Hughes

Secretary

Antimicrobial Consultant Pharmacist,

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Rakhee Patel

Education Lead

Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist,

Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Naomi Fleming

Education Support

Senior Clinical Pharmacist,

Towcester and Brackley PCN

Sandra Martin

Education Support

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice,

University of Bradford

Jonathan Urch

Membership Lead – publications

Antibiotic Pharmacist,

North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, FFRPS

Membership Lead – social media/digital

Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship and HCAI,

Public Health England

Aneeka Chavda

Standards & Consultations Lead

Lead Pharmacist – Infection and TB,

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Faye Chappell

Standards & Consultations – paediatrics

Highly Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist Infectious Diseases

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Marisa Lanzman

Standards & Consultations Support

Senior Pharmacist Microbiology,

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Ting Yee Yau

Research and Development Lead

Pharmacy Team Manager – Antimicrobials and Infection Management,

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Ryan Hamilton

Research and Development Support

Advanced Pharmacist – Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kevin Frost

Research and Development Support

Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Antimicrobials and Respiratory,

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

RPS Accredited Training Provider

The UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network: Leading, inspiring and influencing all over the world.

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Members

The UKCPA Infection Committee (also known as the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network) have raised the profile of pharmacy both within the UK and internationally, and regularly work with domestic and international organisations to continue their mission. They consistently deliver sell-out learning events, contribute to national consultations and policy development, and respond to media enquiries around infection management.

Activity highlights

The Infection Committee is active within UKCPA as national leaders of pharmacy and is rapidly growing its influence internationally.

The Committee has developed a professional curriculum in the area of antimicrobials which has been endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Public Health England, the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

The Committee regularly host sessions at the prestigious Federation of Infection Societies conference. Members of the UKCPA Infection Committee are also regularly invited to speak at international conferences and contribute to global initiatives.

The Infection Committee supports the UK Antibiotic Guardian initiative, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and have been successful in promoting these initiatives and garnering support.

Committee member Philip Howard has been elected as the President of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the first pharmacist president in its 45-year history.

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars
  • Practitioners who can comment on national consultations
  • Practitioners who have a flair for writing to produce articles for the UKCPA newsletter and website

 

If you would like to know more about the Infection Committee, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact Stephen Hughes on Stephen.Hughes2@chelwest.nhs.uk.

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