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Infection Prevention Society appoint new President

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Martin Kiernan has recently taken over as President of the Infection Prevention Society.

Mr Kiernan is also Nurse Consultant in Prevention and Control of Infection at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust. He has worked in the field of infection control for eighteen years in hospitals, community and public health.

Martin trained at the Medway Hospital in Kent and than undertook specialist orthopaedic training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He then worked at Tameside General Hospital in Lancashire in orthopaedics, accident and emergency and theatres, moving into Infection Control in 1990. He has completed a Masters Degree in Public Health at Birmingham University.

He is a member of the Department of Health (England) Expert Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI).

Professional interests include wound management, environmental hygiene, surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and the adoption of a common sense, practical approach to the subject.#

Martin has taken over from Judy Potter as the new IPS president. Tracy Cooper is the new vice-president.

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