Lead nurse for infection prevention and control, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Carole Fry was nursing officer for communicable diseases at the Department of Health for a number of years, covering diseases including SARS, MERS, MMR, smallpox and ebola, which included a stint in Sierra Leone.
She has covered policy aspects of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), healthcare-associated infection and has authored a number of Department of Health guidance documents.
Latterly, she was seconded to Public Health England, where she was the strategic lead for its AMR programme and then deputy director of the high-consequence infectious disease programme.
Carole was secretary of the Healthcare Infection Society for six years; she is on the Educational and Professional Development Committee of the Infection Prevention Society, is a council member of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Hospital Infection.
She has also been a judge for the infection prevention and control category of the Nursing Times Awards for a number of years.