Regional Workshop

Birmingham

Local Facilitator and Chair: Dr Sue Snape

0955
Welcome and introduction
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Elizabeth Wilson - Lead Nurse, OPAT team, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
1030
OPAT in the diabetic foot: delivery model and outcomes of an antimicrobial pharmacist and podiatry led service
Naomi Fleming, Antimicrobial Pharmacist & Paula Grannon, Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist, Kettering General Hospital

1100
Coffee

1130
The impact of 24hr infusions on clinical practice
Tim Hills, Lead Pharmacist, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
1150
Implementing OVIVA –outcomes, challenges and opportunities
Dr Sue Snape, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
1210
Panel Discussion

1230
Lunch and Networking

Learning from OPAT Centres
1330
Lessons Learned from the Sheffield OPAT Service’
Dr Katherine Cartwright, Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
1350
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Amanda Bort, OPAT Lead Specialist Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
1410
Case Presentation 3
Dr Helen Dillon - Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Acute Medicine, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
1430
'Everything but the kitchen sink'
Naomi Fleming, Antimicrobial Pharmacist & Paula Grannon, Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist, Kettering General Hospital
1450
Comedones and carbapenems: hydradenitis suppurativa in the OPAT clinic
Dr Ben Rogers - SpR ID & Medical Microbiology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Next steps
1510
Summary of day / Closing Remarks
1530
Close

Speakers

Dr Helen Dillon

I trained in Leicester in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine and I moved to Warwick as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Acute Medicine in 2015. In 2015 I set up the Warwick OPAT service along with one of my colleagues in Pharmacy and the service has grown year on year since then.

Elizabeth Wilson

I trained at Tameside Hospital in Greater Manchester and qualified in 1996. Upon qualifying I worked in surgery before moving to Critical Care at North Manchester Hospital which later became part of Pennine Acute Hospitals. From Critical care I moved to specialise in Infection Prevention and Control working at Pennine Acute Hospitals before I moved into the private sector where I was a Regional Lead in Infection Prevention. In 2015 I moved back into the NHS to Wythenshawe Hospital and set up the OPAT team along with 2 medical Infectious Disease colleagues. 4 years later we have an established OPAT team, employing 7 members of staff and also provide a line insertion service for our patients.

I have presented our OPAT work, particularly our experiences with elastomeric devices at the national OPAT conferences 2017 and 2018 and been fortunate enough to be involved in the update of the Good Practice Recommendations for OPAT in adults and children in the UK (2019). I am also a current member of the OPAT Standing Committee which is part of BSAC.

Mr Tim Hills

Tim Hills is Lead Pharmacist, Antimicrobials and Infection Control at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

He joined NUH in 1999 and has held a number of posts before becoming the antimicrobial pharmacist in 2003.

Tim is an active member of the UK Clinical Pharmacist’s Association Pharmacy Infection Network and was lead author of “The introduction and impact of an HTML based antibiotic guidelines website” the winning submission for the inaugural UKCPA Antimicrobial Management Award in 2006.

His interests include OPAT where he is part of the Nottingham OPAT team and BSAC OPAT Drug Stability Working group, Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials and the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea.

Dr Susan Snape

Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS

Sue Snape is the lead OPAT consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. She established microbiology liaison with the trauma and orthopaedic teams, diabetic foot service and respiratory teams regarding the use of antimicrobials; and is education lead for Microbiology StRs in Nottingham.

She has developed the OPAT service from its inception in 2011 to the current time, now employing 25 staff members. In 2017/18 the service saw 693 patient episodes and saved 13,152 bed days.

Amanda Bort

Qualified as a registered nurse at Nottingham University in 1999. Worked in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery for 12 years and was then employed to set up the NUH OPAT service in 2011. Currently the OPAT service employs 20 nurses with 1 admin/clerical member of staff. The service offers daily attendances at the infusion centre and nurse delivered antibiotic at home up to 3 times a day. Patients are taught to also to their own antibiotics preparation from powder and also to use pre-compounded preparations. Over the past 12 – 18 months we also started to offer 24 hour continuous infusions

Dr Helen Dillon

I trained in Leicester in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine and I moved to Warwick as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Acute Medicine in 2015. In 2015 I set up the Warwick OPAT service along with one of my colleagues in Pharmacy and the service has grown year on year since then.

Dr Katherine Cartwright

Kat Cartwright is the Clinical Lead for OPAT in Sheffield; a consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Sheffield University.
She trained in the UK and Malawi and has research interests in bacterial meningitis and OPAT.
The Sheffield OPAT Service is one of the largest in the UK, currently managing 750-800 new patient episodes each year in a fully flexible multi-model service, reaching across three counties.

Dr Benedict Rogers

Dr Benedict Rogers, SpR in Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology at University Hospitals of Leicester

Naomi Fleming

Naomi Fleming is an antimicrobial pharmacist working at Kettering General Hospital (KGH). She qualified in 1995 and then undertook a PhD in physiology; she returned to community pharmacy until 2007 when she became an antimicrobial pharmacist at Milton Keynes (MK) PCT. She continued to work in MK with the infection prevention team at MK community health services as an antimicrobial pharmacist across diverse settings, including, GP practices, mental health units, rehabilitation units, care homes and offender care. Having undertaken the infection management for pharmacists’ diploma at Imperial, she moved into the acute care setting at KGH in 2014.

Paula Grannon

Paula Grannon qualified as a Podiatrist from the Northern School of Chiropody in 1989. Currently working for Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust as a diabetes specialist podiatrist and a clinical lead for a large diabetic and high risk foot service team. Paula has been a supplementary prescriber since 2007 and with new legislation is currently practicing as a non-medical independent prescriber. Paula jointly delivers a new local OPAT model for diabetic foot infections with an antimicrobial pharmacist. Both work in a wider multi-disciplinary diabetic foot team.

When

22nd May 2019

Where

The IET, Austin Court, Birmingham

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Registration

BSAC member – 10% discount across all of the above with the following code BSAC2019

Abstracts

BSAC ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OR POSTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE REGIONAL WORKSHOPS AND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
There will be opportunities for posters at the Regional Workshops and then opportunities for oral presentations and poster presentations at the National OPAT Conference.

DEADLINE DATES FOR SUBMISSION ARE BELOW:

Cardiff Workshop – 25th April 2019

Leeds Workshop – 28th June 2019

Birmingham Workshop – 9th May 2019

Edinburgh Workshop – 23rd May 2019

Dublin Workshop – 27th May 2019

London Workshop – 18th June 2019

Refer to the guidelines and template below and email your submission to: andy@pagemedical.co.uk. PLEASE HIGHLIGHT WHICH MEETING YOUR SUBMISSION APPLIES TO.

Please note: accepted poster presentations should be printed in size A1, portrait orientation.

Sponsorship

THE 2019 OPAT CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS PROVIDE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE OPAT SETTING TO SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

With dedicated networking opportunities and an engaging and interactive exhibition hall, sponsors have a unique opportunity to discuss and meet with national and international multidisciplinary stakeholders.

The UK OPAT Initiative is very grateful to our industry partners for their support.

Sponsorship packages are available for the OPAT Workshops 2019 and the National OPAT Conference 2019. Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for further details: debbie@pagemedical.co.uk or 01353780060.

THE REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL OPAT WORKSHOPS IS NOW OPEN. FOR FULL INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION COSTS AND FOR DISCOUNTS FOR BSAC MEMBERS PLEASE SEE REGIONAL INFORMATION ABOVE.

Contact

For general OPAT enquiries please contact BSAC on +44 (0)121 236 1988 or OPAT@bsac.org.uk

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