IHSS Ltd at NPAG 2024: A Day of Insight, Innovation, and Networking

We at IHSS Ltd are brimming with gratitude and excitement after an incredible day at the NPAG annual conference held at the Coventry Building Society Arena on the 16th May 2024. This event has been a remarkable platform for us to share our commitment to providing safe, reusable surgical instruments and medical devices, and to connect with other leaders in the field of sterile services and infection control.

A Day of Learning and Collaboration

The conference, meticulously developed by Theatre Managers and Decontamination Leads, provided fresh insights into the pressing issues and innovative solutions enhancing operational efficiency and patient safety in operating theatres and decontamination processes. The agenda was packed with valuable presentations from renowned experts, covering topics from biofilms to human factors in NHS operating theatres, and from surgical instrument history to sustainability in the NHS supply chain.

Here’s a quick recap of the insightful sessions we attended:

  • Biofilms and TVC’s in Real-World Situations by Ian Mein
  • Human Factors and Civility in NHS Operating Theatres by Nigel Roberts
  • Why Civility Must be Part of the Future of Surgery by Mark Bowers
  • Surgical Instruments and the Circular Economy by Dan Coole
  • Waste Management in Theatres by Jason Mitchell
  • NHS Supply Chain Sustainability by Rosy Bennett
  • Competency Framework for Staff in Sterile Services and Decontamination by Trevor Garcia
  • Creating Capacity to Care by Levi Rowe

Engaging with the Community

We were honored to set up our stand at Stand 10, where we had the opportunity to showcase our dedication to preserving and improving health and wellbeing through our leading sterile services. Engaging with delegates who share our passion for infection control and sterile environments was truly inspiring. The conversations we had were not only insightful but also reinforced the importance of collaboration in achieving our shared goals.

Real-World Insights and Productive Benchmarking

A highlight of the day was learning from NPAG Theatres and Decontamination members who shared their success stories and the savings achieved through productive benchmarking. These real-world insights are invaluable as we continue to refine our processes and enhance our services to ensure that healthcare providers have access to the safest and most effective surgical and medical devices, every single time.

A Heartfelt Thank You

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the NPAG organizers, speakers, and fellow exhibitors for making this conference such a success. Your dedication to advancing sterile services and infection control is commendable and inspires us to strive for excellence in everything we do. We are proud to be part of a community that prioritizes patient safety and operational efficiency.

As we move forward, we are more committed than ever to our mission: Patients Protected, Reputation Assured. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure the highest standards in sterile services.

Thank you for a wonderful event, and we look forward to many more opportunities to connect and collaborate in the future.

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