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Hospital Onset Covid-19: Outbreak Management & Investigation

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In February 2022, 12,423 beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients, with 997 inpatients in NHS hospitals in England being newly diagnosed with Covid-19 in a 24 hour period. The government have released a plan for living with Covid-19 but how do we live with Covid in a hospital setting with vulnerable and high risk patients? Every death is a tragedy, but this is impacted further when a patient who has come to hospital to be treated for another condition dies as a result of an infection they acquired in the hospital environment.

This conference focuses on Hospital Onset Covid-19: outbreak and investigation to learn from cases and reduce hospital transmission.  The conference will focus on moving forward in 2022, identifying hospital outbreaks through effective surveillance, effective control measures and outbreak management and investigation.

“Hospital acquired infections (nosocomial infections) are significant because of the effect on the health of patients and staff, and the risk of transmission between patients and staff.Fear of contracting COVID-19 can deter people with healthcare needs from attending hospital. Healthcare staff who contract COVID-19 or are required to isolate can be absent from work for prolonged periods, often at a time of maximum strain on the workforce.”

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

“In addition to the crucial roll out of the vaccine booster programme and systematic patient and staff testing, the consistent application of IPC measures remains the most effective defence against the entry and spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings”

NHS England and NHS Improvement January 2022

“A rapid and continued response through ongoing surveillance of rates of infection within the local population and for hospital/organisation onset cases (staff and patients/individuals) must continue.”

Department of Health 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to reduce hospital acquired covid-19
  • Learn from outstanding practice in surveillance and real time monitoring 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Develop your skills in outbreak management and investigation 
  • Understand how you can improve learn from outbreaks to improve practice, and implement effective control measures 
  • Understand transmission chains 
  • Work with patients coming into hospital, and involve patients in investigations 
  • Ensuring actions and learning from deaths involving Covid-19
  • Understand the role and requirements of national surveillance schemes in learning and developing best practice 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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