Urine Trouble: Why a Diagnostic Standard is Overdue


Location : Royal College Of Physicians 11 Saint Andrews Place Regent's Park London NW1 4LE

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 09:00am - 02:00pm


Urine Trouble: Why a Diagnostic Standard is Overdue details

The Forum will explore the importance of accurate urine specimens across healthcare and the causes behind the contamination rates, with leading expert presentations from across Urology, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Economics. Audience and panel will then debate the benefits that adoption of a gold standard urine collection procedure will bring to laboratory services, infection control, cancelled surgery procedures, cost savings and essential NHS resources.
The full programme and list of speakers will be published shortly but includes:
  • Philip Howard, NHS Improvement HCAI and AMR Project Lead, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Professor Trevor Williams, Economist and Professor at University of Derby
  • Rachel Cashman, Managing Director of The Soircas Consultancy, and former Head of Clinical and Scientific Policy and Strategy, NHS England
  • Michelle Jie, ST1 Doctor Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust
  • Michael Adamczyjk, ST3 Doctor Obstetrics and Gynacecology, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust
  • Louise de Winter, Chief Executive, The Urology Foundation
  • Susannah Fraser, Expert Patient, Bladder Health UK
  • Alison Taylor, CUTIC
Findings from recent UK and US clinical studies on alternative collection devices will also be presented.
This free event is relevant to primary health-care providers, NHS Trusts and CCGs, public healthcare bodies, private healthcare providers, health and medical charities and patient associations.