ELECTED CHAIR OF THE MRSA ACTION UK
Derek Butler is a founding member and chair of MRSA Action UK. His role involves: highlighting the importance of patient safety in healthcare; the effect that healthcare-associated infections have on patients and their families; and bringing improvements and safer standards in healthcare
Dennis joined KPMG in September of 2014, having previously studied at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and worked at Edymar. Dennis’s role at KPMG has been to draw on the most recent advances in academic research to deliver comprehensive and applicable solutions for clients. He has worked on monetary policy issues in the United Kingdom, which formed his dissertation at the University of St Andrews. His other research has focussed on issues of financial stability, information asymmetry, heterogeneous agent models and economic growth. His most recent research has investigated the factors determining worldtrade.
Jeremy joins the Review team on secondment from the UK Department of Health, where he was most recently the private secretary to the Director General of Public Health and International Health. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Jeremy worked in the NHS as a member of its Graduate Management Training Scheme.
Deputy Head of the Review Team
REVIEW ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
Dr Hugh McIntyre
Consultant physician, NICE quality standards advisory team
EAST SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
Oxford University and Westminster Medical School. Consultant Physician (Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare Trust) and Hon. Reader (Brighton and Sussex Medical School: previously MSc Cardiology Course Director). South East England Senate Council member; South East England AHSN Improvement Board member and Lead for Acute Heart Failure and KSS Cardiac Strategic Clinical Network Steering group member. Previously Medical Director and Divisional Director of Medicine at East Sussex Healthcare Trust.
Guidelines: NICE Heart failure Guideline group (2008-10) and STEMI Guideline Group (2011-13); Peer reviewer - Acute Heart Failure Guideline (2014). Chair of Heart Failure Quality Standards Group (2010-12) and Chair of NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee (2012-). Member of the NICE Multimorbidity Project Group, Social Value Judgement Steering Group and Safe Staffing Advisory Committee. Department of Health: Heart Failure Tariff working Group and Cardiovascular Outcome Strategy Group. Editorial Board member: British Journal of Cardiology and European Journal of Heart Failure. Frequent journal reviewer with over 100 publications.
My clinical interest is in cardiovascular medicine notably heart failure and frailty but my wider interests encompass rational decision making and understanding value in healthcare within ethical and moral frameworks.
Dr Russell Hope
Head of Mandatory Surveillance
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Current Positions and Research Interests
Dr Hope works for Public Health England (PHE) in London undertaking surveillance of antibiotic resistance and healthcare associated infection. He currently heads the section responsible for the mandatory surveillance of bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection in England. Prior to this Russell ran surveillance programmes for the PHE's Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory. Interests are focused on the epidemiology of infections cause by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, artificial intelligence for improved clinical diagnostics and antibiotic resistance mechanisms within the Enterobacteriaceae.
Declaration of Interests
Dr Hope has received support for research projects and/or conference attendance from a number of companies including, Pfizer, Wyeth (now Pfizer), Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and Smith and Nephew.
Dr Ian Gould
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Director of Medical Microbiology
ABERDEEN ROYAL INFIRMARY
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Director of Medical Microbiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Honorary Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and Microbiology at the University of Trnava. Trained in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in UK, Canada and Africa. Editor or Board member of several international medical journals and Chairman of various national/international working parties, learned societies and advisory boards on Antibiotic Policies Stewardship and Resistance. Advisor on antibiotic resistance and prescribing to the Scottish and UK Departments of Health, Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, The International Organisation for Epizoonosis, European Commission, WHO, and Government agencies abroad. Co-ordinator of the European Union projects ESAR and ARPAC on antibiotic prescribing and resistance. President of the International Society of Chemotherapy. Chair of the Scottish National Program on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing and Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance working group Over 300 published scientific papers on antibiotic resistance in peer-reviewed journals, standard texts and specialist books.
Dr Ron Daniels
Clinical Advisor (Sepsis) to NHS England, CEO UK Sepsis Trust, Chief Exec of Global Sepsis Alliance
UK Sepsis Trust
Dr Ron Daniels is a Consultant in Critical Care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. Ron is Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance, having been instrumental in bringing the concept of the World Sepsis Declaration to fruition. He is Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust, in which capacity he provides in addition to public duties clinical advice to NHS England and the Department of Health, culminating in an announcement by the Secretary of State for Health of a suite of measures to transform sepsis care across the UK. Ron is Founder of the education initiative, Survive Sepsis, and developed both the 'Sepsis Six' care bundle, and the concept of 'Red Flag Sepsis'. Both are endorsed by the UK Royal Colleges and by NHS England.
Dr Zhi-Xiang Song
Hospital Infection Control
Chinese/Western Medical Doctor
Dr Song qualified as a doctor of western medicine in 1990 and worked in major Beijing hospitals until moving to London in 2015. As well as treating patients she qualified as a hospital infection control doctor and later wrote standard hospital manuals on infection control. She also carried out research and published over 30 articles in Chinese academic and medical journals, mainly in the field of hospital infection and antibiotic resistance.
Dr Song also studied traditional Chinese medicine and became one of the few doctors in china qualified to treat patients with a combination of Western and traditional techniques. Part of her research has been into using both forms of medicine to combat infections.
Senior Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control
Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS University Hospitals
Corinne is a senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurse at Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS University Hospitals which is a large District General Hospital. She became a nurse in 1979 and has nursing experience which spans across the acute care setting including Surgery, Endoscopy, Day Surgery and Emergency Care.
She has a special interest in the insertion and care vascular access devices.
SSI Surveillance Manager (HCAI & AMR Dept)
Public Health England
Pauline Harrington is the National SSI Surveillance Coordinator for England and Senior Infection Control Nurse at Public Health England. She has nursing experience which spans across acute care, primary care, infection control and public health. She has a Masters in Public Health (Kings College University, London)
She is the Coordinator of the Audit and Surveillance Special Interest Group, Infection Prevention Society and was a member of the NICE Topic Expert Group for Surgical Site Infection.
Dr Philip Howard
Regional HCAI and AMR Project Lead
Philip Howard has been active in the field of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) for many years. He has been involved in the development of national AMS guidance for primary care and hospitals, the national Antimicrobial Prescribing and Stewardship Competences. He is a member of the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network, BSAC Council, ESCMID AMS committee and has represented FIP on the WHO AMR Strategy. He is a spokesman for the RPS on antimicrobials.
He is also currently seconded part time to NHS England as an AMR & HCAI Project Lead.
He led the first global survey of AMS in Hospitals. He lectures and runs workshops on AMS worldwide.
Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Simon Goldenberg MB BS, MSc, FRCPath, MD, DipHIC joined Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2005 and is a consultant microbiologist.
His interests are healthcare associated infections (particularly clostridium difficile infections) and all aspects of infection preventation and control.
He is assistant editor of the Journal of Hospital Infection.
Nigel Mills MP
MP, Amber Valley
Nigel Mills is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Amber Valley, Derbyshire. Mr Mills was elected Member of Parliament for Amber Valley in May 2010 after many years as a Town and Borough Councillor. Before entering politics, he worked as a Tax Adviser to businesses and qualified as a qualified Chartered Accountant in 1999.
In Parliament, Nigel serves on the Public Accounts Committee, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, and the Admin Committee. Mr Mills actively represents his constituents in Parliament and their concerns about pensions, healthcare provision, local transport services and immigration. Nigel recently held a Westminster Hall debate on Hand Hygiene in the NHS and supports the Handz campaign.
His political interests include improving healthcare services, employment, education, pensions and tax.