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Speakers announced for AHCP conference

Published 17th April, 2012 by Neil Nixon

Speakers announced for AHCP conference

Details of the keynote speakers at the AHCP (Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals) 2012 annual national conference taking place in Telford on 11-13 June have been announced.

Heading the line-up is Dame Claire Bertschinger, author of 'Moving Mountains' and the woman credited with inspiring 'Live Aid', the biggest disaster relief programme ever mounted, which raised more than £150 million and saved an estimated 2 million lives in Africa. Dame Claire has received a series of awards for her work including the Florence Nightingale Medal and the Woman of the Year Award in 2005.

She is a well known public speaker and will be addressing delegates about motivation and raising awareness of key issues in public health.

Joining her on the platform are an array of other figures from the healthcare cleaning and hygiene field. These include leading HR consultant Karen Young who will be looking at some of the issues surrounding the critical area of staff recruitment and retention.

Alongside Young will be head of governance and assurance at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Lisa Reid who will be running an interactive session covering legislation and regulation.

In the innovation area, this year delegates will be given a glimpse into the latest thinking on 'Bed-Pods'. This new concept, currently under trial within the NHS, has gone back to the drawing board of what is needed to improve the patient experience while delivering the ability to clean and sanitise an entire bed fixture and area.

Following its successful move to the Telford International Centre in 2011, record numbers of delegates and exhibitors are expected to attend. The popular Patrons' Panel, first introduced in 2011, will be back again this year, with a special focus on 'Four Nations' designed to highlight issues and successes across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

With the Care Quality Commission focussed as strongly as ever on the need to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the UK's hospitals, clinics and care homes, this important top level event provides a vital opportunity to focus on professional healthcare cleaning.

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