Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. The Primary Care Unit (PCU) sits within Public Health England and undertakes research and produces guidance to improve primary care clinicians’ management of infectious disease and promote better use of microbiology laboratory services. The PCU also works with general practices, nursing homes, universities, schools and the public to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance, respiratory and hand hygiene, chlamydia and other infections. The PCU produces educational resources for clinicians, the general public and schools.
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom. PHE's mission is "to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities."
We are responsible for:
• making the public healthier by encouraging discussions, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and other people and organisations
• supporting the public so they can protect their own health
• sharing information and expertise
• researching, collating and analysing data
• helping local authorities and the NHS to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce
The Antibiotic Guardian campaign was developed in 2014 by Public Health England in collaboration with the Devolved Administrations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and professional organisations towards the ‘One Health’ initiative.
Accelerate Diagnostics is an in-vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections. The company's fully automated ID/AST system, Accelerate Pheno™, and direct from positive blood culture kit, Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC, utilise proprietary molecular and phenotypic detection technologies which have the potential to substantially reduce the time to antimicrobial susceptibility and MIC results by 1 to 2 days, compared with conventional methods, while achieving high sensitivity and specificity.
High-speed identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of pathogens creates the potential to expedite optimal antimicrobial therapy for critically ill patients suspected of sepsis.
Astellas is a global pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world. Committed to research in anti-infective care, Astellas is focusing on saving the lives of critically ill patients with systemic fungal infections, as well as patients with Clostridium difficile infection.
BioShield antimicrobial technologies are at the heart of all Clinical Fabric Solutions products. The technology integrates pure silver particles creating a permanent barrier that starts killing bacteria on contact, even when dry. This allows textile use over a huge range of applications at prices comparable to non-antimicrobial fabrics.
Cotton Mouton Diagnostics (CMD) is a biomedical company focused on the development of rapid biodetection systems for both laboratory and point-of-need applications. Based on an innovative and proprietary magneto-optical technology, the CMD platform can deliver single and multi-analyte sensing solutions at low cost. The company’s technology is uncomplicated, demonstrably reliable and, critically, maintains sensitivity and precision when challenged with complex sample matrices – including whole blood. CMD’s first development target is a rapid multianalyte assay for the detection of sepsis. Through the detection of both pathogen and host immune markers, CMD will enable rapid, evidence-based diagnosis of this all-too-often fatal condition.
For more than a century, C. R. Bard, Inc. has been at the forefront of developing innovative medical devices that solve the challenges of healthcare professionals and patients.
Urinary catheterisation is a significant cause of healthcare associated infections1 and as a leader in UROLOGY and CONTINENCE care, we strive to improve the quality of patient healthcare with essential, cost efficient medical devices. These include the Bard® Tray Foley Catheterisation Tray which contains everything required to either catheterise or re-catheterise, allowing optimisation of clinical practice and reduction of risk to the patient in one handy pack.2 Our product range also includes the Bardscan® IIs Real-Time Ultrasound Bladder Scanner - a non-invasive system to easily and accurately assess bladder residuals.
GAMA Healthcare are the market leader in infection prevention solutions. Our range of Clinell, Carell and Cleanall products combine innovative technology with ease of use, providing the healthcare industry with the most effective options available.
We not only offer an incredible range of quality products but also superior aftercare support. This includes our revolutionary tablet-based Training Package and auditing software, bespoke training delivered by our team of experienced IPC trainers, and literature to assist with compliance.
With our ethos of quality products, verified science, cost effectiveness and extensive after sales support, we have established ourselves as the premium.
We are a diverse group of progressive companies with a global vision to bring unique, premium and high performance medical, healthcare, sanitising & cleaning solutions to every walk of life.
Rapidly developing and expanding into new markets and sectors with inspired and professional products, Nine Group International can bring tangible added value to your organisation, by delivering cost effective solutions coupled with efficient and reliable client support. To learn more about Nine Group International visit: www.ninegroupinternational.com
Drinking water, in many developed countries, has stringently controlled standards. Therefore, it is hard to imagine that water for human use delivered through taps, shower heads and other sources within buildings could contain harmful pathogens. However, water distribution systems are increasingly recognised as a source of infection, particularly in areas with immunocompromised patients.
Pall Medical offers a broad product portfolio covering water system monitoring and environmental surveillance, and specialised filtration from the point of building entry through the point of use at taps, showers and other water sources. This portfolio assures the highest filtration efficiency for particles and waterborne pathogens in water networks and supports comprehensive water safety plans.
UK Trade Development Group (UKTDG) is a forward thinking dynamic organisation, formulated to meet the demands of hospitals internationally.
We are incorporated in Manchester, United Kingdom with a presence in the Middle East, Hong Kong (SAR) and China.
Our mission is to foster the development of innovative infection control ideas and products.
Our organisation is formed on integrity, staying focused on delivering relevant opportunities and Infection Control solutions. Concluding on strong long-term results.
Radiometer is a leading provider of technologically advanced acute care solutions that simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing.
With more than 2,700 employees worldwide and direct representation in 30 countries, we help healthcare professionals get fast and accurate information on the most critical parameters in acute care testing, including oxygen, lactate and troponin.
This is the foundation for making immediate and well-informed decisions on the treatment of critically ill patients in clinical settings such as emergency care, intensive care, anaesthesiology, cardiac surgery, neonatal care and wound care.
Surfacide® Helios® – The only patented, automated triple-emitter UV-C non-touch disinfection system. Surfacide significantly controls bacteria, spore and virus including C.diff, Acinetobacter, CRE and MRSA that colonize hard surfaces in the patient environment. Our triple emitter approach is: NO SHADOWS With three emitters operating during the same disinfection cycle, no surface is left untouched. LESS TIME Three emitters operating during the same disinfection cycle deliver more energy and disinfect the room faster than single-emitter systems. VALIDATION Surfacide systems are smart systems that “see” every surface, ensuring disinfecting energy was delivered to all surfaces. SAFETY Every system detects anyone entering the room and shuts off the towers instantly, ensuring patient, visitor and employee safety. COST ADVANTAGE Surfacide contains three towers at a similar price of one single-emitter system on the market today.
Bio-Rite, in partnership with Laboratoires ANIOS, is now able to offer a complete decontamination solution to Hospitals, Care Homes and Nursing Homes.
Providing our customers with a one stop solution for all their disinfection requirements with the ability to buy or rent the new AEROSEPT COMPACT 250 decontamination system or alternatively utilise Bio-Rite staff to undertake the decontamination of their facilities.
Bio-Rite is now one of the few companies in the UK that is able to offer the range of products and services that are needed to ensure an infection free healthcare environment.
This natural extension of our business builds on our extensive knowledge and experience in this sector backed by the industry leading products provided by Laboratoires Anios. Now we are able to offer the following to ensure a totally clean environment.
At Rada we’re driven to design hand washing, showering and washroom water controls that play a vital role in helping to protect users from risks including scalding and potentially fatal waterborne bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
When the stakes are so high, it pays to work with a manufacturer that cares as much as you do.
We’re previewing an exciting new development, designed to address many of the challenges of water control at the point of delivery in healthcare environments – the company’s new range of iF Design Award winning taps, showers and fittings – over 4 years in development.
RL Solutions is a global company that designs comprehensive healthcare software for patient feedback, incident reporting & risk management, infection surveillance, claims management, peer review and root cause analysis. With over 1,800 clients – including healthcare networks, hospitals and long-term care facilities – we pride ourselves on creating and maintaining long lasting relationships.
The UK Sepsis Trust was founded in 2012 by a world leader in Sepsis, NHS consultant Dr Ron Daniels. Since then the charity has expanded rapidly and continues to grow at a remarkable pace. The small executive body of full-time clinicians and nurses that lead the Trust’s operational centre work hand in hand with a network of volunteers. We aim to reach out and bring together those who have survived, been bereaved by or encountered sepsis in every imaginable circumstance.
At Verathon, we see not only the changes that are shaping today’s healthcare landscape, but also the very real, very different challenges that physicians, nurses and administrators face every day in their work. And we’re responding—with reliable technology solutions that help healthcare providers at every level make a real impact.
For over 30 years, Verathon has designed, manufactured and marketed pioneering medical devices. Growing from a small start-up that invented the Bladderscan in 1984 to a global medical device company supported by Roper Technologies, we’ve stayed true to our vision: to provide access to innovative, unique products and services that deliver a higher standard of clinical and economic utility for providers and the patients that they serve.
Q Medical Technologies Ltd ISO 14001, ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 accredited Award winning independent Medical Distributor based in the UK. Founded in 2004 exclusively distribute a hand-picked range of Innovative Medical Devices.
• THOR UVC™ Disinfection system: Preventing and containing HAI outbreaks. Continuous-wave UV-C eliminates up to 99.9999% of healthcare-associated infection, reducing the risk of transmitting infections via contaminated surfaces.
• Q Shield™ is the only persistent hand cleanser that can protect day and night. Costing pennies per application. Q Shield™ preventing the spread of infection.
Green Cross Medico is medical innovations company. We have been working with NHS Innovations South East and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust on our new innovations Airglove and cannula dressing Secure-2Part IV.
With repeated cannulation often required especially with extended courses of treatment such as chemotherapy, the Airglove addresses the issue of hidden or fragile veins.
The Airglove is an air warming system for venous access developed to access the veins in arms with no cross contamination for the delivery of intravenous drugs. We were delighted to launch our products at Wounds UK Harrogate, Medica Germany and Arab Health Dubai.
Since 1970 Pal International Ltd provides hygiene solutions to 70 countries with 25 years experience in wet wipes manufacturing.
Our healthcare division, Medipal®, offers a range of disinfectant wipes: Our latest innovation , Medipal® 3in1 wipes clean, disinfect and kill spores in 1 minute. They are PHMB free, alcohol free and pass the wipes test EN16615:2015. Medipal® wipes are very strong, highly absorbent, and ultra low linting.
Medipal® is committed to controlling and preventing the spread of infection. Our wipes are tested by independent UK laboratories. We provide free product trial and tailored training. The Medipal Promise: Quality, Efficacy, Innovation and Cost effectiveness
Since 1988, Medical Indicators Inc. (MII) has been one of the largest global manufacturers of single-use and reusable medical thermometers. MII’s product lines are the Tempa•DOT™, NexTemp®, and TraxIt® thermometers, and are used by medical professionals to take accurate human body temperature readings. MII’s products are used to aide major healthcare facilities such as hospitals, dialysis clinics, national health systems, and blood collection centers in reducing the incidence of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs). All MII thermometers are non-hazardous, non-toxic, latex-free, and are manufactured in a US FDA registered facility.
Win Health Medical Ltd is an established NHS supplier of medical equipment, observing ABHI Code of Practice, MIA certified, BHTA Member and with Quality Management Systems in place (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2912).
Portfolio includes affordable, self-calibrating, technologically advanced Ultrasound Bladder Scanners with long warranties. Fully automated BBS Revolution™ features wireless scanning probe that scans away from the base unit without the scanner trolley having to enter patients’ rooms. Scanning probe is completely sealed for cleaning and disinfection. Fast, accurate and easy to use, the BBS Revolution™ combats CAUTIs, reduces potential for contamination and helps to prevent spread of healthcare-related infections.
Tangent is a leading provider of Specialized Computer Devices and Infection Prevention Hardware for Healthcare. Products include medical grade (EN60601-1) all-in-one PCs with PCAP touch screens and antimicrobial surfaces to help prevent infection. Tangent also provides point-of-care tablets, nursing carts, power-efficient rugged mini PCs with extended battery life, and a 22” or 24” medical grade all-in-one PC with hot-swap batteries delivering 24 hours of run time for mobile carts! Tangent’s line of Medical Grade devices are designed to meet your Cerner specific applications including Cerner Millennium, PowerChart, eMeds, SurgiNet Anesthesia, CoPathPlus & PathNet Pathology, iAware and Content360 e-Signature.
MediHandTrace offers a range of high-tech real-time automated monitoring solutions providing fine and precise compliance traceability of all 5 WHO moments in care facilities and hospitals.
The solution provide key performance indicators, progression in HCW hand hygiene compliance as per WHO 5 moments, training relevance validation, HAS consumption control (compatible with most market dispenser models), a selection of alarms, reminders, and other forms of feedback.
MediHandTrace: the answer to key issues like infection prevention and control, patient security, care monitoring, hand hygiene compliance progression, hospital reputation and attractiveness.
Xenex offers the only Pulsed Xenon Full Spectrum™ disinfection system. It quickly eliminates harmful pathogens that cause Hospital Acquired Infections. Peer reviewed published outcome studies conducted by hospitals using Xenex show up to 70% reductions in C. diff and MRSA infection rates, and a 100% decrease in total joint SSIs. Deployed in nearly 400 hospitals in the US and distribution in 12 countries (including the UK), Xenex Robots offer the fastest cycle time of 5 minutes and are the only UV technology that does not use harmful mercury bulbs for disinfection.