OPAT lead nurse for Wythenshawe Hospital which forms part of Manchester University hospitals. Instrumental in setting up the local OPAT service in 2015 which incorporates a PICC and midline insertion service. Prior to OPAT I have worked in infection prevention services at various hospitals across Greater Manchester (NHS & private) and prior to that my background is Critical care nursing.
More recently I have been involved in the BSAC review which formulated the new guidelines for OPAT services in the UK.
Presentation on ECG guided PICC line insertion incorporating NICE guidelines, the benefits and pitfalls and the impact it can have upon OPAT and the patients journey.