Dr Ann Chapman

Dr Ann Chapman is a consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine at Monklands Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire, and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow. She trained in Medicine at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and then undertook specialist training, and a PhD in Immunology, in Birmingham. She was appointed to a consultant post in 2002 at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she was Clinical Lead for Infectious Diseases from 2011 until her relocation to NHS Lanarkshire in 2014. Her current clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis, and travel medicine. She also has an interest in medical leadership, having completed an MSc in Medical Leadership in 2013: she has been appointed as Leadership Associate at Sheffield Hallam University, and has an ongoing role in developing leadership training at undergraduate level at Glasgow University, and at postgraduate level in NHS Lanarkshire.

Ann set up the Sheffield OPAT service, one of the largest in the UK, and is now contributing to the development and expansion of the Lanarkshire OPAT service. She has published widely on OPAT, co-chaired the 2012 UK OPAT Good Practice Recommendations, and serves as a member of the UK OPAT Initiative standing committee.

OPAT has grown exponentially in the UK over the past decade, and is now established as part of standard healthcare in many areas. There is now a need to provide specialist training in OPAT across a range of professional groups in order to support and drive its further integration nationally. Through the BSAC OPAT UK Initiative, Ann is chairing a workstream to define OPAT competencies, both generic and specific to professional groups, and develop appropriate training materials.