PALL – Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM): Critical Updates and Strategies to Address this Emerging Hospital Waterborne Pathogen – ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

  • Venue: ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
  • Date(s): AVAILABLE NOW
  • Web: https://www.pall.com/

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GOSH Environment Network meeting

  • Venue: Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB
  • Date(s): 9th September 2022
  • Web: https://courses.gosh.org/

Agenda for the day: 09:30–10:00:   Coffee and registration 10:00–10:15:  Welcome and introduction to the network (Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Great Ormond Street Hospital) 10:15–11:00:  Options for surface decontamination (Professor Jean-Yves Maillard, Cardiff University) 11:00–11:30: Novel decontamination techniques, what is their role in healthcare? (TBC) 11:30–12:00:  Coffee 12:00–12:20:  Monitoring microbial surface loads, how is it done, what do we find? (Sam Watkins and Helen Rickard, University College London) 12:20–12:40:  Modelling the impact of surface decontamination (Dr Marco-Felipe King, University of Leeds) 12:40–13:00:  Do all surface loads matter? What are the differences between healthcare and the community? (Dr Lena Ciric, University College London) 13:00-14:00:   Lunch and networking session 14:00–14:35:  Case study 1 14:35–15:10:  Case study 2 15:10–15:40:  Coffee 15:40–16:15:  Case study 3 16:15–16:30:  Environment Network moving forward   To book click here

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Federation of Infection Societies (FIS)/ Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference

  • Venue: London and Remote
  • Date(s): 22nd - 26th September 2022
  • Web: https://www.fisconference.org

FIS/HIS International 2022 will be delivered as a two-day face-to-face and one day virtual event, with all content available on demand post-event. The programme will include plenary lectures, >30 scientific sessions, sponsored symposia, a trainee session and more. Water Management Society will be presenting in the virtual conference on 26th September 2022 on the topic of Managing the environmental risks of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other waterborne pathogens. Featuring presentations from Dr Susanne Lee, Dr Paul McDermott, Jonathan Waggott and chaired by Dr Jimmy Walker. SEE THE EVENT WEBPAGE HERE.

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Infection 360 Conference – What’s trending in infection prevention & control

  • Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
  • Date(s): 27-28 September 2022
  • Web: https://fitwise.eventsair.com/infection-360/

2 day conference on the topic of technology and its part in combatting new and existing pathogens. Featuring talks from Dr Susanne Surman-Lee, Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green, Dr Jimmy Walker and George McCracken and more. The programme has been awarded 8 CPD credits by the Water Management Society. See HERE for full details.

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Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit www.cistermiser.co.uk or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.